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, by Matt Dovey: http://flashfictiononline.com/main/article/this-is-the-sound-of-the-end-of-the-world/

I liked this story a lot. It catches the idea of how humanity is often its own worst enemy and has a great way of getting its point across. I liked the ending too. It reminded me of a cartoon I once saw of a tiny mouse flipping the finger at the hawk that was about to kill it. (The last great act of defiance!)

One thought I had for those who are contemplating writing some Flash Fiction of their own. Try reverse analyzing the stories to see how they fit the advice given in Lynn’s worksheet. That will give you more insight into how to use the worksheet.

I hope that you are enjoying these stories and are becoming keen to try your own.

Remember – “Everyone has a story, start yours today!”


About Dave Macfie

Dave Macfie is the General Manager and Lead Consultant of Unique Advantage South Africa, a consulting company specializing in creating unique business advantage from purpose, analysis, insight, alignment and action. Dave’s qualifications include a double honors degree in mathematics and physics and a post graduate certificate in education. (Cum Laude) His career spans forty five years of experience in IT, business, property development and high school teaching. He lives in Johannesburg, South Africa with his wife Sandi and three of his seven children. Dave loves addressing business performance challenges, reading, writing fiction and non-fiction, gardening and spending time with his family.

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2 thoughts on “Flash Fiction 3

  • mac22013

    I wish this was a book and not a story: I’d love to dive deeper into this world and its end; I am captivated by the idea of a million individual songs creating the sound of the end of the world. Lovely.

    • Dave Macfie Post author

      I really liked this story because it was constructed so well. And I like to think that there really are people out there who can act in such a moral way when the pressure’s on. Perhaps you should write to the author and tell your wish.