Eaten By A GruePosted: September 20, 2014
Today’s Daily Prompt:
“I would have written a shorter letter, but I did not have the time.” — Blaise Pascal
Where do you fall on the brevity/verbosity spectrum?
Any time I hear the word verbosity I think back to the 80s and 90s, and playing the text based RPG Zork. One of my favorite commands was maximum verbosity; this guaranteed a full description of my surroundings each and every time I entered an area.
The real problem was grues. If you were in a dark area, a pitch black area, you ran the risk of being eaten by said grues. I suffered that fate uncounted times.
This little story probably demonstrates my inclination to verbosity.
I can be brief, if I need to. But why, when so many wonderful words are out there waiting to be written?
On the spectrum? I’d say I’m sixty percent verbose, forty percent brief.
What do you think?