Here’s a stay-in-touch way to practice writing: Send picture cards through the U.S. Postal Service.
Several steps are involved. Buy the card, get a stamp and drop it off in a mailbox. Best part, the person on the other end gets a small surprise tucked in among their bills and junk flyers. The extra steps also say thinking about you more than a tweet or FB post. Will it replace our cyber efforts? In a word, No. A card can’t replace the speed and convenience of cyberspace, but it is more personal.
Postcard fiction is the latest writing endeavor to crop up. Tucked in with flash fiction, short-short pieces, 100-word tales, and story-in-six words, postcard fiction offers readers a different coffee cup read and writers a new tool in their craft box. Try it.