I Want to Write a Short Story Every Week: Let’s See How it Goes

Carolyn Wang
2 min readMar 24, 2021
Photo by Lukas Blazek on Unsplash

Recently, I’ve found myself slacking off when it comes to writing. Yet with so much going on in March of 2021 from Atlanta to Boulder, I’ve started reflecting on the abhorrent nature of the recent events and come to the conclusion that has saved me countless times: writing. I may not be a mega-star, a politician, or some hero, but I still have a voice and say in the things happening around me, so starting today, I’m going to take on an ambitious goal:

I’m going to write a short story every week.

Each small fictional story will be no longer than 50 words. It may be a response to current events. It may be a reflection on life, a short rant, or a story about nothing in particular. It may be as less than 10 words or as much as 50 words.

My ultimate goal is to respond to events I deem unacceptable, to reflect on the comings and goings of life, and to grow as a writer and critical thinker. I hope that a year from today, I can come back and see that I used my voice for good. I hope that I can find solace in my writing and remember the tragedies and celebrations ingrained into our society for years to come.

So let’s have a go. Today is March 23, 2021. Time to write my first short story of the year.

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Carolyn Wang

CS, Stats, + PPL @ UC Berkeley. Writer, musician, triathlete, & explorer. More about me: carolynwangjy.medium.com/ae3eb5de2324