I’ve been writing flash fiction, stories under 1000 words, for the last three years. I can thank StoryADay for my fixation on pocket sized stories. They are challenging but when you pull it off you have a story with a lot of kick. You might also end up with a story in high demand. Short fiction, everything from micro-fiction to full-fledged short stories, is experiencing a resurgence in popularity. There is a push and a demand to write, share, and read bite sized fiction. Short stories never disappeared but I do think there’s a generation that forgot about them. This resurgence along with the birth of social networking and e-publishing changed everything. Twitter fiction exists!
The story I’m editing this week is flash fiction, but up until now I’ve never taken the next step. I’ve sent my story to a few people for a critique. It’s terrifying but exciting too. Once I get all the critiques back I’ll make my final edits and take the plunge. I know there will be rejections, rewrites, and probably more rejections. Those won’t stop me. I’m ready for the challenge.
I’m going to try to post about my progress but I expect there will be occasional lulls. There will still be the usual weekly posts:
Art on Wednesdays
Photography on Sundays
I’ll also have book reviews now and again, and of course, the monthly post on new releases. Everything in between is up for grabs. I hope you’ll stick around for the ride.