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Anatomy of a story – FlashFriday #37

Today I’ve decided to do something different with my ‘post game’ analysis of my FlashFiction story.  Today, rather than watching the actual story develop, I’m going to talk about how the idea of the story developed and the adventure and … Continue reading

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Stories in the 75 word range

This week’s flash fiction presented a unique series of problems, both expected and unexpected. The prompt itself was a picture of a cable car: The target word count: 75 words (give or take 5) My mind went immediately to ‘Where … Continue reading

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To Post or not to Post

We all like to put our best foot forward.  As a writer, I want people to be interested in what I write, I want them to see what I can do and I do not want to fall flat.  So … Continue reading

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FlashFiction rewrite

Yesterday I posted my edits for the flash fiction contest I’d entered, taking the story down to it’s required 150 words (give or take 25), and I said, that it would be a better story if I could take it … Continue reading

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Flash Fiction Addiction

The more flash fiction I write the more I enjoy it.  I also fear it.  As if limiting myself to 500 words or less to tell a story weren’t hard enough, last Friday I tried my hand at telling a … Continue reading

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Writing my first flash fiction

I wrote my first flash fiction yesterday, and it was oddly more challenging that I’d expected.  There are the standard concerns: will I be able to come up with something for a prompt and have it ready to post within … Continue reading

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