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2.19.2010

Wanna Play?

Game on!

Minimalism describes movements in various forms of art and design where the work is stripped down to its most fundamental features. As Unpublished Guy describes here, hyperminimalism strips it down further, leaving more blanks for the reader to fill.

So, here goes:

It shattered like the glass embedded in her hand.

Still too much detail? How about:

I couldn't help but wonder.

Crockstar Blog gives some more examples here.

Give it a try! Leave a comment with your own hyperminimalist masterpiece.

4 comments:

Forgetful Girl said...

Hi Shelli,

I tried to leave a comment on your CFS blog but I wasn't able to. There was no form to write a comment. Just thought I would let you know :)

Shelli said...

Oh, thanks for letting me know! I thought all my friends had deserted me, lol! I'll check it out.

Kerry said...

Shelli, Do you have both a CFS and a writing blog? This is making sense. Pretty sure I tried the CFS blog awhile ago and had same prob. that Forgetful Girl had.

Okay hyperminimalism. "Dinner stunk". "There was an empty chair." Am I at all close? I love writing and writing games...but have been away from it all a bit.

Shelli said...

Hi, Kerry! Yes, I do have a CFS blog and a writing blog. I also have a recipe blog. I'm a little blog happy, I guess! It may have something to do with the fact that being on the computer is one of the few things I have enough energy for.

Very nice hyperminimalism! The main thing, I think, is to make us want to know more. Who cooked the dinner? Was it supposed to be special? Why was there an empty chair? Someone significant should have been there. Who were they and why weren't they there? Good stuff!