How little or how much can one communicate in 100 words? I find it a lovely challenge, a better brain teaser than a crossword or sudoku. It’s quite the puzzle to fit a thought in a box. The essence of brevity comes in two words: yes and no; their singularity in any statement make them both powerful and loaded. No, can be absolute, shut an argument down, much like the Supreme Court refusing to hear a case. Yes, can mean maybe, when one communicates a tacit approval, or surrenders when someone acquiesces to mounting pressures. Either one can break you.
Note: Thanks to Tara at a Thin Spiral Notebook, whose prompts I have missed and was glad to find this morning.