• Mar 262010

Ten word story wall

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Following the excellent response we’ve had to our Extremely Short Stories post, we were left with a nice problem… Over 50 ten-word stories and nowhere to put them.

For a while, they sat as comments underneath the post, but we’re not fans of super-long web pages and anyone reading them would surely have given up after the first few.

In our hunt for a solution, we came across David Desandro’s jQuery Masonry plugin which deserves a special mention. For those of you who take an interest in web design, it is a pretty clever plugin that sorts elements vertically then horizontally according to a grid, just like a mason fitting stones in a wall. We think it looks great.

For those of you who don’t bother yourselves with such technicalities, just pop along to see it in action… We’ve uploaded all the ten word stories to our new ten word story wall and there they shall stay!

There are some great stories there… we know we shouldn’t have favourites, but Ewan’s “Kid does chores. Turns out bad.” made us smile as did Milzo’s “If this machine works, this sentence will end abrubt…” Take a look at the rest — Charlotte G’s story about an unfortunate lottery winner is worth a look too!

To put your own ten word brick in the wall, just send your story to contact[at]sparkyteaching.com

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