I love writing stories, and today I’m going to write an emoji tale.
Emojis are so fun. Yes, they irritate some people, but not me.
Sometimes I have trouble deciphering them because I rely so heavily on non-verbal communication to really understand what someone is trying to say.
My most popular post on this blog has to do with delivering bad news. That bums me out because I prefer to focus on the positive. I think the real reason the post is so popular because I alt-tagged the image with the word “emoji.”
I’ve been using Upwork to find new clients lately and came across a really fun job listing to create emoji stories. The listing said “if you don’t think it’s possible, you’re not right for the job.”
Oh it’s possible.
Emoji Flash Fiction
Here’s a quick emoji tale about my first triathlon of 2017.
Not too hard to decode, right?
What if it were a little longer?
Can you read the story?
If you couldn’t figure it out, it’s an emoji re-telling of the beginning of Goldilocks and the Three Bears.
Here’s one way of reading it:
“Once there were three bears. They were a family. They lived in the woods, in a house. They went for a walk. A girl with golden hair came to their house. She saw a bowl of food. It was too hot. The next bowl of food was too cold. The third bowl of food was just right.”
I could add some better detail in there, like numbers to indicate first, second and third. I could probably also format my ‘manuscript’ better and start new paragraphs or pieces of action on new lines. Right now, this tale might be considered an emoji run-on sentence.
It’s just a first draft. But it’s really fun.
Tell Your Emoji Tale
Now it’s your turn. Tell me a story in emojis and I’ll see if I can “read” and it. I’ll share the emoji stories I get here on my blog and see if others can read it, too!