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 inspiration behind the story. Last week’s FlashFiction challenge was posted here: Flash! Friday # 37 (and […]

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August 21, 2013


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 Eagles Dare’ and I came up with the rough draft almost immediately. Martin looked at […]

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July 27, 2013


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 to the 300-500 range. This sounded like a good exercise to me, and so this […]

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June 23, 2013

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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 story in 95-105 words, and today the goal was 100 words exactly. I thought 100 […]

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June 15, 2013

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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 24 hours; I’m posting in front of strangers, who are reading for the flash, not […]

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June 1, 2013

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