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 the guideline is from about 500 to 2000 so the text has to be pretty compact. It probably took me 3 or 4 hours to write but the good news is that the second story I tried came much faster.

So now the plan is that I will publish a new story about once a week from now on.

The first story is called Trapped.

To read it click here and I hope you like it.

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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2 thoughts on “Flash Fiction Blog Post 8

  • Dee

    Hi Dave I really enjoyed reading this and trying to guess what it was, it was intriguing. I find it amazing that you can come up with all these ideas! Short stories suit my lack of concentration, short and sharp!

    • Dave Macfie Post author

      Hi Dee, I’m glad you liked the story. It’s a way of thinking about things that seems to be at the bottom of this kind of story. I saw a picture of a butterfly emerging from a cocoon and wondered what the caterpillar was thinking throughout the process.