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…
The cutest cat in my world
I really like this saying
Jeff and I partying on into the night, Thanksgiving 2020
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