As some of you may know I love to write flash fiction. Flash fiction is a style of fictional literature or fiction of extreme brevity. There is no widely accepted definition of the length of the category. Some self-described markets for flash fiction impose caps as low as three hundred words, while others consider stories as long as a thousand words to be flash fiction.
The Drabble (stories of 100 words) is my preferred style.
Recently through a friend I participated in a writing challenge called Garbleblaster. I have no idea why it is called that. Prior to this I participated in a 38 word challenge through the same friend who loves the ride and buys the tickets.
We had to write 33 words plus the last mandatory line for a total of 38 words.
“I love you.”
“I love you too.” He looped the rope around her wrists.
“I trust you but what is the knife for?”
“You said you love me. I am demonstrating my devotion.”
“That wasn’t what I meant.”
Last week I wrote this for my first garbleblaster
Answer the question – What’s so amazing that keeps us stargazing?
Mostly we live mundane lives, free of excitement so we vicariously experience what our world lacks by looking to the stars: music stars, movie stars, media stars .It matters not. Envy motivated we reach out to the infamous. We watch and dream.
The group posting on that site comprise very talented writers The experience left me slightly past tipsy as if I had eaten an entire machine full of sweet snacks. Frankly even though Blogophilia came out Sunday and even though I’m participating in the A-Z Challenge I couldn’t resist another Garbleblaster. It’s an addiction. I have no control. These challenges are a learning experience and As long as I’m learning something, I figure I’m OK – it’s a decent day.
Today’s challenge Answer the question – Who dunnit?
Mother rushes from the kitchen to the family room where the three year old twins, Jenny and Joey, had been abnormally quiet.
She glares at the crying kids, milk dribbling off their chins, puddles forming on the heirloom carpet.
hmm I didn’t answer the question.
That’s it. I’m outa here. Oh wait did I just see another writing challenge? I’d better go check it out….
***Written for Blogophilia Week 7.7 Topic: Slightly Past Tipsy Bonus Points: (Hard, 2 points) Quote Hunter Thompson (Easy, 1 point) Incorporate a snack machine
Hmmm…..these flash fiction thingies intrigue me….
Give them a try
Send me the links to get involved, I’ll mull them over
I’ve been meaning to ask this: do you all get to read what you came up with in class?
your addicted Sue…. 🙂 …
and you are addictive too girl… 🙂
you do so many writers challenges Sue and your very good at the spontaneous!
Consensual wrist tying is totally trustworthy … excitingly sexy too… 🙂
But the other thing, stargazing, isn’t that what we do to go see the excitingly dangerous side of life while sitting safe at home, and not get our hands dirty?.. 🙂
On the crash front… I have a Sophie to make that come real… ALL THE TIME!!!… LOL
As always you make me think, you work my mind and Sue and stir my imagination…
Love it… Love you… Love reading you… 🙂 xxx…. *Back to the Bench… get inspired*
thank you very much – if I stir your mind is a good thing is why I do some of these challenges
Sounds like a pretty positive addiction to me – at least from what I know
yes it is positive but also means things I ought do don’t get done
They can be addictive, for sure. If I didn’t have a job, I probably would do nothing else.
well I don’t have a paying job but I got stuff to do which sometimes does not get done
I’m reminded of “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.”
I used to believe it was Hemmingway who wrote it, but I’ve read that isn’t actually proven, so who knows?
yeah wasn’t Hemmingway Great to see you
Well I love your drabbles, and I’m now very intrigued by this “gargleblaster!” Love those words. I really want to try writing some of these. You just excel at these short writes, definitely your forte!!! 😀 While I’m in this demanding job, though…. I barely have time for anything other than Blogophilia. Maybe some day…. HUGS
It does take time is true – thanks for the visit
I’ll be gargleblasted! How did I almost miss this? I do believe a certain Martian may be slightly past tipsy this week. Excellent drabbles, and 8 flashy points, Earthling!
Yes I do believe you had too many snacks 😀
I’ve never written any of it, but I love, love, love the concept of flash fiction and love reading it. You are so very creative. I love your piece!
Well I’ve heard of fanfiction but flash fiction is a new concept. Thanks for enlightening me!