Write a flash fiction story (in any format) in 100 words or less, excluding the title. Begin the story with the words, “The goldfish bowl teetered” These four words will be included in the word count.Here is mine. I'm quite happy with it and I think it's the shortest thing I've ever written. Weighing in at just 55 words with the title, I give you my sci fi flavored Perspective.
If you want to give yourself an added challenge (optional, and not part of the judging criteria), see if you can write the story in your own genre (eg if you’re a horror writer, write a horror story; a romance writer, a romance story, etc).
The goldfish bowl teetered on the edge of God’s knee. A shiny blue and white marble floated in the black nothingness.
“My little humans trust me. It’s much safer in there than out here.” He gently pushed the tiny space ship off the lip of the bowl and watched it fall back toward earth.
I don't think I've posted links in a while, so that's what I'll do today.
Links that I've enjoyed or learned something from in the last month or so:
I did everything wrong...and still got an agent. Perfect for a little bit of hope to keep us from giving up.
Know Thy Genre--just what it says, a practical and easy break down to figure out the genre of your book.
Myth Busting Part 1--from Rachelle Gardner on agent myths.
How to Write a Synopsis by Aimee Salter starts with a definition--Synopsis: tool of the Devil.
Heather shares what she learned about Pitching in 25 words or less.
Natalie tells us Don't Knock the Query.
World Building in Short Stories.
And some music that I currently have a love affair with--for various reasons.
My favorite phrase is "sometimes you gotta lose til you win" so don't give up!
Man, we all need to hear we're perfect sometimes don't we? So, this is to you from me...
"The hardest part of ending is starting again."
And finally, you know how much I love Breaking Benjamin? Well here is the acoustic version of The Diary of Jane. I can listen to this over and over and over...
I love when a harder rock group does something simple like this and its even better than the original. These guys can sing without the growl (that I also like).