Thursday, May 31, 2007

Flash Fiction Friday

So, the story goes like this, Susie found these guys she thought were really interesting and they introduced her to the concept of flash fiction and specifically the idea of writing a story in 55 words. Some people have said that they thing it is difficult but I think it's easier than writing a whole multi-page story, or even a multi-paragraph story. It's writing for those of us who adore short attention span theatre! Anyway, if you haven't given it a go and it appeals to you even a bit, you really ought to try it.




A shiver traced down her spine as she contemplated her day. Not that the challenges were insurmountable, or even especially demanding, but as she looked back and then looked to the future- the days all melded together, nearly identical, stretching as far as the mind’s eye could see, a vast unchanging landscape of endless demands.


There ya have it. Have a great weekend!

13 comments:

S said...

Oohh that picture kinda makes my eye hurt...

Very cool missy, thanks for playing, and yeah, shes right, see, it isnt that hard, even I can do it!

The Grunt said...

Wow, I am now having flashbacks to Tron.

lime said...

oh yeah....i sooo get that one....

furiousBall said...

Thanks for the seizure...I like the flash fiction, well done!

ARM said...

The picture really adds to this.

I think I'll give this a go next week. I do think it would be hard for me, but I won't know 'til I try!

wreckless said...

Depressing-you must be a Mom!
No really great short short story. Have a good weekend!

goldennib said...

Sounds like the story of my life lately.

snavy said...

Not to pull a Susie or anything but ...

the blue font is very hard to read on the rusty brown background.

Otherwise ... great 55 missy!!

Paul Champagne said...

I wouldn't be able to do a 55 word story ... at 55 I still haven't gotten to the point.

egan said...

The picture and the blue font are bugging out my eyes. Seriously, that's a crazy color yo!

Logophile said...

Susie~ It's even fun!

Grunt~ Then my work here is done

Lime~ Yah, I bet you do, be brave, my sister.

Furiousball~ Hey, its cheaper than drugs!

Arm~ It's easier than it looks I think. Once you get started, the problem is when you try to tell too much, just think of it as a snapshot, not a whole photo album to tell a story.

Wreckless~ Ah yes, you would be correct, thanks

Goldennib~ Yah, its a great club, innit?

Snavy~ Ok, ok, I changed it

Paul~ See, people like you are EXACTLY who need to work on this :p

Egan~ ALRIGHT ALREADY! It's changed! No comment on my incredible genius?? Fine! Huff

Gawpo said...

Ok, yeah, well, is this 55 thing something to do with the current speed limit on none-freeway roads or something? Why don't we increase it to like 75. More my speed.

S said...

See? Im not the only one pullin a Susie!

Whyntcha make a post with black font, tiny, and not bolded ok, for all of us blind people!