Edward Hopper once said (according to the Internet, so at this point, who knows), “If you could say it in words, there’d be no reason to paint.” The modern version: if you could say it in words, there’d be no reason to Emoji. Is this not precisely why we send the cry-laughing face when we don’t know how else to communicate, “That was sort of funny but I have no real response to send back to you, ‘LOL’ seemes too rude and mostly, I am ready to end this conversation now”?
Yes, it is.
Which is why last week’s Writers Club Prompt asked you to tell your story in Emojis. Sometimes a 500 word limit just doesn’t cut it. Scroll through this week’s chosen submissions above and if you want to comment below, you now know we accept all forms of media.
Authors of emoji stories in order of slideshow: Cortne Morgan, Tara Kun, Ana Tellez, Lily Blake-Shepherd, Lindsay Chatham, Adardame, and Alayna Chabot
Feature collage by Elizabeth Tamkin