It’s the gift that keeps on giving.
I’m fascinated with flash fiction, short stories, those 100 word challenges. It seems they force one to get down to basics.
Like many, I respect the art of language. It has been my lifelong pursuit.
Words bring thought alive.
Long lavish descriptions, elaborate plot twists, detailed character development are all admirable.
They are just not my style.
If I can’t tell the story in a few words, then I can’t tell a story.
It is why I most likely won’t publish a book.
And that’s okay.
I’ll get my story out.
One piece at a time.
Note: At this busy time of the year, I’ll attempt to write some short pieces on this blog.
Great blog. I’m working on some 1000 word short stories for a compilation at the moment instead of writing another novel. I’m really enjoying it!
I love those collections of short stories. They are a treasured part of my personal library. Thanks for the comment, Stevie. ☺
How I wish more people knew about brevity. My favorite is when someone at work tells a long story, then adds ‘to make a long story short’. Well, yeah, that train already left.
ha…so true. ☺ Thanks, Rob.
I have the opposite problem. I don’t think I could write a 100 word flash fiction story if my life depended on it, although I maybe could do it is a long series of 100-word segments.
It came to me pretty easily. I think it’s what works best for the way my brain works…whatever that means. ☺
Sooo appreciate this with respect to blogging! Get in and get out! Amen, Van! You rock the posts!
Especially now, Kelly, when a 1000 word post shows up…I’m out. Sorry. I hope people understand that, and that I won’t automatically “like” a post unless I’ve read it. Just saying. Thanks. ❤️
Couldn’t agree more – and it doesn’t have anything to do with my attention span:)
When it comes to brevity, I am a failure. Must. Try. Harder!
No worries. If it’s not your style…keep writing ! It just seems to work for me. Thanks for the read and comment. ☺
That is very true! I try to keep my posts short. But my Monday posts… no chance… it would miss its purpose. But at least it has no twists… lol
Your stuff is great, Erika, don’t change a thing. ☺
I am really glad to hear that, Van! I often think I should do something about it. But your words are putting my mind at ease! 💖
Briefly…. Love it!
I started out writing flash fiction, but now I’m working on my second full-length book. It is tough. I try to keep my posts short, too, but they often go over 1000 words. Flash is a good way to hone the writing skills.
Your posts are a work of art, Julie, and they don’t come that often. I didn’t know you were on book # 2. That’s great. Are they travel-related ? ☺
Thank you so much for the compliment, Van. Book #2 is a memoir, travel related. Book #1 was a novel.
Yes. Yes. Yes!
I know, right ? ☺ It makes sense for you to like this one, DK.
Thanks, Lynn. It seems like the right time of year to go “light”. 🎄
yes for sure
I really love short stories or essay collections like David Sedaris or Jenny Lawson.
Me too. I like to finish a story in one sitting, or maybe more than one. ❤️
Van I agree brevity is good! Even though I don’t write flash fiction, I’ve shortened chapters in my WIP. And I like to read books that have shorter chapters. Seems I can put a book down and take a break only after I’ve read a chapter. I get lost in longer ones! Chryssa
I love that sense of getting lost in a book, Chryssa. But for blog posts, the short ones have always worked better for me. Thanks. ❤️
Flash fiction is such fun. I really need to get back into that a bit. Looking forward to reading your stories.
Thanks so much, George, for your continued positive support. So appreciated. ❤️
There is something for everyone, which is one reason why stories and books are so great. I’m definitely for brevity when it comes to blogging, but I also love reading big thick long books. I’m enjoying your story for sure. 🙂
Respect for all types of readers/reading material, Diana. Thanks for your love and support, always. ❤️
Looking forward to every word!
Thanks so much, Linda. ☺☺
Yes! Blogging has been a great “brevity sensei” for me!
I wrote very long pieces before this blog. In the past year with the blog, I have edited down…mostly 300 words or under. I like it better. Thanks, Mitch. ☺
Look forward to your short pieces!
It’s all I can handle right now, Kitt. I don’t think I’m alone in that.
One Precious piece at a time…