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The Three Words Project: Short Stories Inspired By Readers

Alex Hughes

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Banana. Elephantine. Kendama. -- What kind of worlds can be created from just three words?In the summer of 2014, I asked the readers of my email newsletter to send me just three words, which I would use to inspire flash fiction pieces Id write onMoreBanana. Elephantine. Kendama. -- What kind of worlds can be created from just three words?In the summer of 2014, I asked the readers of my email newsletter to send me just three words, which I would use to inspire flash fiction pieces Id write on the spot. The project ended up a lot more popular than I expected, with dozens of word sets coming in both that summer and the following winter. The words ranged from fedora to susurrus, from explosion to widdershins, and I was inspired to write flash fiction stories just as diverse in content.From a time traveler stuck on hold while being chased by a dinosaur, to family inheritance dispute, a magicians quarrel to a private investigator on New Mars, not to mention a haunted bone garden and a Viking coming of age story, these stories run the gamut of time and space in bite-sized pieces. Each comes labeled with the three words that inspired it, both as a tribute to the original reader and as a fun glimpse into the mind of a writer at play.