I came across the following infographic on OnlineSchools.com on how texting has changed the way we communicate with each other. Eventhough acronyms aren’t a new part of our language, the way we use them in daily conversation is a new phenomenon. “text talk” has become integrated in our language that some of it is now included in the Oxford English Dictionary.
What does this mean for writers?
We now have characters that can text as well as talk. Therefore this prompt: write a short short story in which two characters are communicating with each other purely through text talk. Or in other words, write a piece of dialogue with text messages.
Hopefully it’ll be a fun exercise and good practice if you ever need it in a story. Because as the title suggests: U nd 2 spk d lingo or gt left behind.