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 to share with you the first story Lynn wrote using her own worksheet as a guide. Here’s the link.

Coup, by B. Lynn Johnston.

This story is cute and clever. It demonstrates very well how a story can come from anywhere and it also shows that some of the best stories come from looking at an everyday situation from a different point of view. I really liked this one – it made me smile and it gave me really good insight into how to look for inspiration. I tried to use that lesson in my first attempt, which will be included in my next post.

And, in case you missed it, here again is the worksheet Lynn created for brainstorming a short story: 

https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/flashfic/Flash+Fiction-Brainstorming+Worksheet-Lynn+Johnston.pdf

All the best, Dave


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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