Writing Exercise: Fibonacci Sonnet

by ajanefountas

Write a two-paragraph story in which the word count of sentences is determined by the Fibonacci series of numbers: 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21 (add the two previous numbers to get the next). In the first paragraph, start with a one-word sentence and work your way up to a 21-word sentence. In the second paragraph, work your way down, but start with a 13-word sentence so that this paragraph is shorter than the first. (Form originated by Bruce Holland Rogers and Ron McFarland.)

More constraints if you want them:
Use the first-person point of view. Set your story during a change in seasons, starting the first paragraph in, say, the end of summer, and the second in the beginning of fall.

If you’d care to share your Fibonacci Sonnet, post it in the comments section. Have fun!