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A few days ago, Mark Kerstetter tweeted "@TonyNoland Hey Tony, is this

Why, yes. Yes it is. On the webmag "Escape Into Life" is a piece about 6MinuteStory, a writing prompt website. It's all about how this kind of fast-paced writing system makes for prose that is tight, focused, riveting. The article includes two sample pieces from 6MinuteStory that are good examples of this.

The first, a gripping and disturbing little bit of creepy mayhem, is "Bury My Heart At Wounded Thigh", by Tony Noland.


I wrote this in six mutues, based on a prompt from the website software. Everything, from plot to spellcheck, has to happen in those six minutes. It is as extemporaneous a piece of fiction as can be done. I'm pleased it came out well enough to make the front page.

Follow me on Twitter: @TonyNoland


  1. Wow. That is so cool. Congratulations!

  2. Thanks! I've been accessing the Internet via Blackberry for several days, and didn't realize that the graphic at the top of that page is a screenshot of my user profile at 6MinuteStory. I'm all over that story. Amazing!


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