Courtney Symons wrote a piece for Medium that caught my eye. It was called What I Learned Writing a Haiku Every Day for 100 Days. She had decided to take part part in the 100 Day Project, spearheaded by Elle Luna and The Great Discontent. The idea behind the project was to do something for 100 days straight.
I decided I would do something that involved writing, every day. I wanted to be realistic. I couldn’t commit to a short story each day for 100 whole days; writing a chapter of a novel per day was even more daunting; keeping it as generic as “writing” wasn’t something I thought I’d be able to hold myself accountable to. Thus, haikus. They’re short! A total of 17 syllables for god’s sake; easy as pie.
She wrote the haiku’s and used a cool app called Notegraphy to help format her pieces. She posted them to her Instagram.
Her Medium post was inspiring. So, I started writing my own haikus using Notegraphy and posted them to my Instagram and Twitter and eventually here on the site. I’ve branched out and started writing Six Word Stories too.
So, every once in a while I’ll post a new haiku or six word story. I may eventually hit 100, but I’m in no hurry. I hope you like them.