It's one of the best advice I've received in regards to starting out stories, and I believe one of the shortest as well. I have a feeling that he stated that merely to have me stop badgering him in regards to starting up a blog. I'll post my daydreams, flash fiction, and musings here for anyone to read. This is my way of reaching out to everyone, as a writer.
updating the first of my many posts to this blog with a picture to go with it (finally found one that fits it). Decided to give it a little love as well, since I never did share this originally.
1) Keep a monopoly board open and follow the dice rolls.
2) I didn't know that rolling three doubles was an actual rule, I thought my little cousin was lying to me. (So I ignored him. Older sibling rules apply even to cousins)
3) "Thou shalt not kill" is actually the sixth commandment in certain theological texts.
*picture is originally from http://www.neuegraphic.com/stunning-black-and-white-photo-by-benoit-courti/
I roll the dice. Snake eyes. As I walk past Mediterranean Avenue, I can’t help but think how ghetto the place has become. All I see around me is the color Purple. I guess it’s not their fault that this is their lot in life. They rolled the dice just like me.
Two Four’s. I visit an Uncle in Jail. Embezzlement. He was framed he says. He tells me a name, and makes me promise. I promise.
Two Sixes. I’m back Dear Uncle. No, I’ll be on the row don’t think I’ll see you there. Yes, I kept the promise.