“Two-Minute Tuesdays” are a series of micro-stories written in
five ten minutes or less. Consider them “public practice,” like that guy who shoots free throws in the park. Prompts are supplied at the bottom in case you want to try your own hand at one of them.
Let’s give Hitler Prague
I’m sure that will work out well
Said no one, ever.
(prompt: Describe a famous historical figure in haiku form)
(Actually I just finished Shirer’s gargantuan history of the Third Reich, and while Chamberlin did royally screw over the Czechs, I came away from the book with more respect for him than I had before. He was a man who wanted nothing more sinister than to avoid violence–look up what Churchill said at his funeral sometime.
Of course, it’s easier to sum up his life in mocking haikus.)