Writing Flash Fiction + 3 [published] story links by Shelley Sweeney

Writing flash fiction is a lot of fun, especially if you have a short attention spam.  Most people can relate to that these days.  2020 shut us indoors whether we liked it or not, some more than others.

When I am writing flash fiction I like to span all genres, all emotions, and put myself in the shoes of a variety of characters.  What I mean by that is I like to “act” by being, say, an underserved man or woman, a privileged person, an abused child, a rich, retired elderly person, a cinderella-complex woman, a criminal, etc.  Creating ficitonal characters from people who have crossed my path is interesting and creative to me.

I try to “focus,” and find a niche but it doesn’t come easy for me. I keep reverting back to darting all over the place and experimenting with different ideas, thoughts, feelings, and places.  In other words, I avoid boredom at all costs.  I get bored easily.  And so do you, my readers, right?

Thank you, as always for stopping by to read what I have to say.  Life in cyberspace is lonely at times.  Numbers (as in site visitors) are somewhat satisfying, but the feel-good moments flee until the next tabulation.  I’m sure you know all about that (think: Facebook likes).

Speaking of Facebook.  Have you heard that it’s popularity is declining quickly?  In 2020 it lost 2 million participants (Business Insider).  Facebook is such a strange platform when you think about it.  I mean, you don’t pay anything for it and yet you (we) share our lives right there in pay-nothing cyber real estate.  That cheap.  We’re better than that.  Aren’t we?

There I go darting all over the place again.  Until next time…

Love, Shelley

The cutest cat in my world


I really like this saying


Jeff and I partying on into the night, Thanksgiving 2020


Fate Folly by Shelley Sweeney – Performed by Poppy Hocken  (scroll through to find it)

A Fifty Word Story by Shelley Sweeney

An Eight Word Story by Shelley Sweeney

Whoever sows to please their flesh, from the flesh will reap destruction; whoever sows to please the Spirit, from the Spirit will reap eternal life ~ Galatians 6:8



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