Hemingway Challenge, Fiction

Fishing With Hemingway

A short exercise in writing

Eashan Reddy Kotha
1 min readMay 24, 2020
Photo by Chris Abney on Unsplash

Every word required. Changing one undoes the meaning. Hemingway would be proud. Excess cleaved away, room for interpretation expands. Free thoughts in simple words. For conciseness, much care. Like in poetry, punctuation carries weight.

“My clothes drabbled by rain, I drabble for barbels. Sometimes the catch is good, other times not so much.” It is an impressionist word painting. Filling in the gaps on your own. Imperfect, yet coherent as well.

-to make wet or muddy
-to fish with a rod and a long line that is along through the water
-a piece of fiction exactly 100 words long.

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Eashan Reddy Kotha

Neurobiology and film enthusiast. Aspiring physician. I love poetry too. Subscribe: youtube.com/@eashankotha