Stories in Few Words

1 Mar

Higher Ground web

I am finding out it’s easier for me to write flash fiction than anything. Flash fiction must be a full arc story, in under 300 words. You have a protagonist, an antagonist, a conflict that disturbs the peace, climax, and resolution. That’s it. But sometimes all of that appears only in the reader’s mind – that’s the point. Flash fiction suggests larger stories in a hurry. One brief story can suggest thousands of individual stories, and wake up the imagination. Most famous example is attributed to Hemingway. Six words: “For sale: Baby shoes, never worn.” I just sent three off to a contest. There’s my submission quota for the week. Happy.

One Response to “Stories in Few Words”

  1. lessonsfromtheroadus March 1, 2017 at 5:41 pm #

    Love this work – let the storm lead to higher ground. It is marvelous.

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