Words are significant. The words we choose to say, the words we hold back, and the words we hold onto, reveal a lot about us.
These stories illustrate characters with fear, regret, and longing, captured in a single moment. The words people use tell us who they hope to be.
The idea is that each story reveals enough for the reader to relate to the characters, but not enough for them to gain complete understanding.
We often lack complete understanding of the most important things: death, love, rejection. But these things all feel so familiar to us, despite the mystery.
Twenty-five words are enough to tell a story. These stories take just seconds to read, but they linger, like the touch of a lost love.