Monthly Archives: September 2016


Flash Fiction Blog Post 8 2

Hello everyone, Well the time has finally arrived. The time, that is, when I have to put my money where my mouth is. The next installment in the Flash Fiction series is my own first attempt at a short story. To write it I used Lynn’s worksheet to get started but I had a basic idea already. I found this first story slow going because there aren’t a lot of words to work with. Remember […]


Flash Fiction Post 7

Hi again. Hope you all are enjoying your reading and, hopefully also, your writing. Ok, so now I’ve shared the six example stories that Lynn Johnston analyzed to understand the form and structure of Flash Fiction stories. She used her analyses to produce her worksheet that I shared with you in the introduction to this topic in Flash Fiction Blog Post 1. Now I’ve got to the place in the plan where I am going […]


Flash Fiction Post 6 4

Morning Flash Fiction Readers and Writers. Sorry for the delay in posting the link for the sixth example of Flash Fiction that I have for you. I had some problems with my website and they distracted me for a while. Solved the problems but now I think I can make my website better so I now have some enhancements to do. But that’s an aside so let’s get to story six. Here’s the link. Sorry […]


Flash Fiction Post 5 2

How’s it going everyone? I hope you are getting some fun out of the example short stories. Here is the link for story five. Becoming Normal, by Erin E. Stocks: http://flashfictiononline.com/main/article/becoming-normal/ I thought this story was weird, really weird. And I must admit, I didn’t get it first time through. When the light went on in my head, I had an AH-HA moment. And then I realized that the story was pretty clever and quite […]


Flash Fiction Post 4

Hi everyone, Here is story number 4 in my Flash Fiction series of six examples of short stories from Lynn Johnston’s set used to prepare her Worksheet for brainstorming a short story. If you haven’t got the worksheet or the other two stories go back to the posts for Thursday and Friday last week and yesterday. Here is the link for story 4. If She Were to Lay Down, by Molia Dumbleton: http://www.kenyonreview.org/kr-online-issue/2014-summer/selections/molia-dumbleton-342846/ This story […]


Flash Fiction 3 2

Hope you all had a great weekend. Today I’m sharing the third story in my Flash Fiction series of six stories from Lynn Johnston’s sample set used to prepare her Worksheet for brainstorming a short story. If you haven’t got the worksheet or the first two stories go back to the posts for Thursday and Friday last week. Here is the link for story 3. This is the Sound of the End of the World, […]


Flash Fiction Post 2 4

Happy Friday, Everybody. It’s day 2 of my plan for sharing Flash Fiction and, in case you thought I’d forgotten, here is the link to Lynn Johnston’s second story used to prepare her Worksheet for brainstorming a short story. (Checkout yesterday’s post if you missed your copy.) Possession(s), by John Smolens: http://pankmagazine.com/piece/possessions/ This story made me want to cry. I mean, who would want to write a story on this topic? However, I thought it […]


Flash Fiction Intro

Flash Fiction Intro Hi Everybody, Today I’d like to introduce you to the idea of Flash Fiction – today’s way of referring to a very short story. Opinions vary on just how short but it seems to be from 500 to 2000 words. I got the idea from a coach on one of the writing courses that I’m doing. Her name is B. Lynn Johnston and, in her own words, here’s what she said: “I […]