Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Flash Fiction

No time to blog yesterday, after a busy weekend, and, yesterday, lunch at an Indonesian restaurant to celebrate my daughter's birthday, followed by this that and the other in the house and garden in the afternoon before going to Watford Writers in the evening.

Watford Writers had chosen the theme Shadows for a 300 word flash fiction competition. I wrote one that began: Only one thing in this material world is certain, we come into it and we leave it. To be honest, I don't have the time to devote to this difficult form of writing, but writing outside my usual box is challenging so I participated.

The authors of the winning stories deserved their prizes but I should imagine the marks awarded to the 16 stories were close.

I am very impressed by the varied plots, themes and originality in each short piece of flash fiction.

1 comment:

debi o'neille said...

I agree. I have a guest author at my blog today, and she's a master at flash fiction--Madeline-Mora Summonte. I bought her book on flash fiction in hopes I can study it and learn the craft. I'm not sure I'll ever get good at it, but I'll settle for any improvement. :-)
Deb@ http://debioneille.blogspot.com