Tried to Write Flash Fiction, Failed

Recently I tried to write flash fiction. I had a notion that I would end up with some nice super-short stories to place on my blog.

The experiment is…not going well. I ended up with at least one “flash” fiction story that is clearly the beginning of a novel. I filed it away for future use. Some of the others might make it into what they’re supposed to be (here’s hoping).

I have a lot of respect for people who can do the short format and do it will, because I’ve never successfully told any story in less than 10,000 words. Perhaps this is not so surprising–back in high school English the word “verbose” was the commentary most often written on my papers.

But that’s okay, because it gives me more time to work on the Epic Steampunk novel that I’m currently working on. It’s actually going pretty gosh darn well, too…


It’s actually the first novel I’ve had fun writing, without agonizing on, in a very long time. After three stabs at a book starring Ava Stark that turned into incomprehensible story mush each time I decided to give my brain a break on Peter’s world and go do something else. Ava is proving quite recalcitrant…I’m wondering if she just doesn’t prefer to have that kind of spotlight.

Which is why it’s been so long since I put out my last book. I wasted a lot of time trying to write a book that apparently I was either not ready to write or which didn’t want to be written. It seems that one should never, ever try to force fiction!



54 thoughts on “Tried to Write Flash Fiction, Failed

  1. Just wish to say your article is as astounding. The clarity for your post is simply great and that i can think
    you’re knowledgeable in this subject. Fine along with your permission let me
    to grab your RSS feed to stay updated with approaching post.
    Thanks a million and please continue the enjoyable work.

    my web-site – huge penis growth
    huge penis growth recently posted…huge penis growthMy Profile

  2. It is appropriate time to make a few plans for the longer term and it is time to be happy.
    I’ve learn this submit and if I may I wish to suggest you some attention-grabbing things or advice.

    Maybe you can write subsequent articles relating to this article.
    I want to learn even more things approximately it!

    Also visit my web site … stem cells and penis enlargement
    stem cells and penis enlargement recently posted…stem cells and penis enlargementMy Profile

  3. Heya just wanted to give you a brief heads up and let you know a few of the pictures aren’t loading correctly. I’m not sure why but I think its a linking issue. I’ve tried it in two different web browsers and both show the same results.

  4. “Great amazing things here. I am very happy to look your article. Thanks so much and i am taking a look forward to contact you. Will you please drop me a e-mail?”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

CommentLuv badge