Welcome to 200 Word Tuesdays!
Started in early 2015, by the inimitable @ReeDwithaBee, it began as a small project, to bring together writers in a small community to write and share stories of 200 Words apiece.
It began as a small place to serve the insatiable creative souls, and over time, it grew to be so much more than that. It brought us together, us ragtag group of writers, looking for somewhere to create!
It’s very close relationship with Friday Phrases brought the magic into the new week and saw that it thrives after the dour doings of Monday … oh, what the hell, our little slice of heaven here freakin’ rocks!
Of course it does!
But why, you say?
Oh, we’ll tell ya!
200 Word Tuesdays is a true labor of love, like everything we do in the world. Like #FP, the program will bring to light the joys and sorrows of the art we are in, it is to celebrate an art that is as powerful as a 100,000 word volume, it is to break the conditioned standard around the industry and support those trying to make a life from it!
200 Word Tuesdays is about creativity. About sharing it and showing the world what power can be in just a few words.
After all, it was aptly and brilliantly said by Pablo Picasso.
“Others have seen what is and asked why. I have seen what could be and asked why not. ”
And also said …
“The chief enemy of creativity is good sense.”
Dreams are so powerful.
And our dream is only to afford the same chances and opportunities to all authors with a will and help them make a way.
200 Word Tuesdays is part of the company that works tirelessly to bring artists all over the world together in the face of the insurmountable odds that seem to be against them.
When you join in and write, you help us make this future just a little more tangible every day!
One word at a time, we become a story that we hope will one day be told to inspire.
Now will you help us write it?
AAAAND with my bit said and done, it is my pleasure to introduce a few beautiful words offered by the creator of #200WT herself … @ReeDwithaBee!
Words by Ree
Three people sat at the round table in a corner of the Space Bar. The older woman was the Memory-Keeper; the portly man was the Inscriber of Stories on Grains of Rice; and the third younger woman was the Bubble-Maker.
It was dark inside; cool and quiet. Outside, the world was its usual swirling brouhaha of engines, empty barrels, rattling keyboards and many, many voices.
“This is a simple tale,” said the Memory-Maker slowly. The Inscriber painstakingly collected her words onto the rice grains, which the Bubble-Maker captured and held suspended in little glass bubbles – between one and five grains in each bubble.
“That Tuesdays told twittering tales of 200 words to themes. A ReeDwithaBee started this telling in 2015. Many tales were shared – they were twisted; they had twists; they were tender and tenderly-told. They are worth finding and reading.
“The tellings would have ended a year later, but for the saving graces of the gorgeous GRAY Gals, who took on the hosting, storytelling and storysharing responsibilities.
“They share these stories still. Find them. Read them. Write your own. Share them. Little tales like these grains of rice, to fit so easily, deliciously into the palms of your hands.”
The bubbles were collected, strung together, and threaded through the twitter tree – for all to find and see.