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Flash Fiction Project (No, it’s not porn)

I had this idea the other day to combine writing exercises with blog posts, but only one series (to keep from boring the crap out of anyone). I have this flash fiction* piece that was a finalist in a Women On Writing  contest a couple of years ago. I found it the other day and thought it’d be a neat beginning to a “seven deadlies” short story series. I’m doing a bit of light editing before posting it (likely tonight), and will follow up with the other six as they’re finished.

Feel free to read and comment or, if short dark fiction doesn’t tickle your bones, ignore. Feedback on a piece is always cool though: sometimes what makes total sense in my brainpan doesn’t fit in everyone else’s.

Ok…let’s be honest here…USUALLY what makes sense to me confuses the shit out of everyone else. I’m ok with that, but I’d like my fiction to be mildly better than my mental state.

*Flash Fiction does not equal x-rated (flash-your-boobies-for-beads!), in case you’re wondering. It’s generally defined as a short-short story: usually 500 words or less (sometimes 750). I highly encourage any writers out there to give it a shot: it’s a great writing exercise: the goal is to remove all unnecessary words (if the word isn’t moving the story along, cut it), and being Chatty McChattypants I have a hard time with it.

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