|Sequel to Alligators Overhead|
I'm a GUEST along with Pete and Weasel from The Great Timelock Disaster! Yes, I've successfully cloned myself, and I'm here and HERE today. Thanks, SA Larsen for letting me invade your super site.
And now. . . Why Flash Fiction?
It’s short. That’s one reason.
After writing a novel, it’s a great way to get a piece of writing done in jiffy. Of course, that doesn’t mean you can afford to be sloppy. In fact, the shorter the fiction, the more attention to detail it takes. Each word, the sounds that repeat, those that add to the tone and the meaning of the piece need to be carefully chosen.
So the second answer to my question, “Why Flash Fiction?” is because it makes you focus and be very selective about what you put down on the page. When you only have a couple hundred words to tell a story, it makes you think differently about your writing, and, for me, that’s a great brain exercise. And it seems to freshen the way I think about my craft.
A while ago, the Flash Fiction Forum at Works Gallery in San José, CA asked me to sub something. I did, and they invited me read my piece for their audience. I did that Oct. 14 and had a great time. Here's some of what happened.
|The Authors Who Read their Stuff|
|Me being Italian|
|Tania Martin (seated right) and Lita Kurth (standing) , Flash Fiction Founders|
|Ruth Littmann-Ashkenazi, reading "Session 3"|