I like whimsy and horror in stories, but without the proper balance, the tale is either too dark or too goofy.
He was the personification of that need to jump onto a table, tear your shirt open, and scream your soul into the heavens.
Writing exercises aren’t necessarily about delving into the creation of a new world full of interesting characters.
Sometimes you just throw out words to see what sticks.
I #amwriting, but without any real forethought. Hold on and see where it goes.
Sometimes you just need to exercise your writing brain. It doesn’t even have to lead to something you publish.
In a writing exercise, you’re not seeking art or permanence. You’re chasing the muse, curious about where she leads.
I have narration filling my head with the story of what could happen to someone in my situation.
The desire to write is there, but it’s a chore because the inspiration isn’t. I know from experience that this method works. At best, the result is salvageable; at worst, you’ve exercised your writing brain.
Flash fiction seemed the perfect way to churn out little stories I didn’t want to expand.