“I’m going to write my autobiography” she said.

She stood up, took a roll of thick thread and began to tie, in succession, some of the things she found in the room. Five tea cups, three books, the microwave, her favorite armchair, a pair of shoes… She tied them tightly, gently laid them down on the floor and went for something more.

I was watching in silence and that unusual sequence made me think of the massive necklace of a huge and forgetful being that vanished, enormous and naked.

Then, I had a silly thought and smiled; I wondered how she could represent that scraped boat abandoned on the volcanic beach and its shadow where we spent the largest part of our first summer together.

The parade, Bologna (Italy)
The parade, Bologna (Italy)

microFICTION #11


4 thoughts on “Autobiography

  1. blackandwrite March 20, 2013 / 10:21 pm

    This is really good! I’ve never tried to write micro-fiction before, but I like it a lot. Excellent work! 🙂

    • The right mood March 21, 2013 / 10:10 am

      Thanks! I’m glad you like it. You should try it, it’s funny! Micro-stories make you focus on each word,’ cause the text must be so short but catching; exceding lines turn it into a “short” story. it’s something like a trap! 🙂

  2. ANDREA April 1, 2015 / 12:31 am

    Reading on your follow up comment.. sounds like it’s a bit difficult to start writing microfiction. 🙂 I love what you wrote! 😀

    • The right mood April 1, 2015 / 7:21 am

      Thank you Andrea. Glad you stopped by. Difficult? yes and no.. You should absolutely try. Design a strong character and make him/her do or say something great/weird/unusual… whatever you like…then cancel the exceeding words so to make the story shorter and shorter but catching. I really enjoyed the hours spent on microstories….. 🙂

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