By Laura Yates
ONCE upon a time there was young woman who needed to write a tale of one hundred words in length.
This story needed to have a beginning, a middle and an end.
Other than these restrictions, there were no restrictions, which, the young woman felt, was surprisingly restrictive.
After reminding herself that an important reason (although not the only reason) for writing this tale was not to shape something epic, fantastical or marvellous, but simply to make a deadline (like real, proper writers do), she promptly wrote the tale of a young woman, who needed to write one hundred words.
©Laura Yates 2016