What If I Leave the Dog Out?

What if I leave the dog out?

You can’t leave the dog out. It’s hilarious.

How about the two phone calls?

Necessary to the plot.

But it’s got to be less than 100 words. What if I leave out the storm descriptors?

Then, excuse the pun, you destroy the atmosphere.

How about the phrases I worked hard at?

Like ‘freckled sensibility’ ?

Yes.

It’s a frilly phrase..

But ….

Kill your darlings.

So what do I do?

Regroup. You can fit anything into 100 words.

‘War and Peace’?

Yes, even ‘War and Peace’.

10 thoughts on “What If I Leave the Dog Out?

  1. A very good 100 word explanation of the problems with reduction. 🙂 You could reduce War and Peace to 100 words but it would lose everything that made it a classic. As you say… some things need space… to romp around or even to spread out and be a bit lethargic or pensive. But I did thoroughly enjoy your 100 words.

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