M.S.P.- Noun. An acronym meaning, “Miniature Narrative Project.”
Elaboration- A collaboration of Friday Fictioneers, Five-Sentence Fictions, and Featured Fiction during the month of December (and November the 30th, apparently) in an attempt to make a cohesive miniature narrative.
Alternative Definition- Noun. An overly-complicated way of compensating for neglecting NaNoWriMo and attempting to find structure and order in a collection of works that have nothing to do with one another.
Alternative (alternative) Definition- Noun. A FINE CHALLENGE.
This Friday Fictioneers is going to be the first entry into the M.N.P., as per the title.
Yes, I am going to try to make this “a thing” for myself. I wonder how it will go! Stay tuned and find out, next time on Dragonball Z!
But, for now,
Genre: Realistic/Surrealist Fiction
Word Count: 100
Usual day in the library. Quiet. Just sounds of munching and chewing. I sit down with Tom Sawyer. I turn to the first page. Acknowledgements. I keep going. No knowledge there (the name is deceptive).
There it is. The first chapter.
I rip a chunk out of the book with my teeth. First chapters always taste the same- it’s always better on the first bite. I look around. Yup, a man with Ulysses. A woman with Infinite Jest.
I can feel the knowledge pouring into me with every bite…
Knowledge is so much easier to digest this way.
I admit, I am excited about this whole self-imposed challenge at cohesion thing. I might call the final products “invasion of the book-eaters.” And then I’ll make a bad 50’s-esque B-movie out of it. Which has always been a secret dream of mine. It’s so secret it doesn’t even exist.
Speaking of bad B-movies, has anybody seen my movie Zombie Night?
I’m not going to link to it because I respect you all as human beings. But just know that it’s out there, lurking. It and The Room are quietly debating on how best to overturn cinema society as we know it. We must all prepare for that day, if such a thing was even possible.
Good luck, you brave writer folk!