Reposting this… duh, comments were off.
I love one liners. Just one sentence can tell a story, inspire, educate, and sometimes safe a life.
This blog titled: Multiple Personalities Don’t Exist, discusses controversial topics about mental health care that can inflame emotions and ignite passionate discussions so I’ve been thinking of ways we can have some fun while sharing our life stories or pearls of wisdom someone gave us that lingers still, in our minds & hearts.
It’s evident that some people who come to this blog have a terrific sense of humor. I refer to myself as an unpaid-comedian. I love to laugh and love to be around people who are deep into a chuckle. You know… the laughs that makes shoulders rise and fall; cause tears to stream down faces, and give you a temporary tummy ache. The LOL’s I receive here are appreciated and often make my day.
I’m introducing Flash Fiction & Nonfiction, to you. In the a writer’s world, flash fiction is a very, very short story told in a few sentences – usually around 3-5. The very talented, like Hemingway, can do it in one.
This assignment, if you choose to accept it, is difficult. More difficult than writing one page of text on 8″x11″ paper – approximately 300 words, single spaced.
Guidelines – if you choose your own guidelinse, you won’t fail. Have fun.
1) Share flash fiction or nonfiction you create OR something written by someone else that inspired or helped you along the way.
2) Do it in 5 sentences, preferably, one or two.
3) If sharing words from someone else, please tell us who said it. If the words are from say, a therapist, and you don’t want to identify that person that’s fine as long as it is not published.
4) If you quote someone or something published: please give that person credit by;
- offering the author
- the book or essay title
- If possible, give names, dates, page numbers, etc so others can find it to read more.
Ready for a challenge? Let’s go.
I’ll start with an inspirational sentence that I use all the time. It was offered by a man named Jed (no his last name is not Clampet)
“Be gentle with yourself”
- How To Write Flash Fiction In 30 Minutes (pittsburghflashfictiongazette.com)
- It Was All Very Civil – Flash Fiction (katesbookshelf.wordpress.com)
- Thoughts on Writing Flash Fiction (aecurzon.wordpress.com)
- Critical Components of Flash Fiction and Flash Nonfiction (lenleatherwood.wordpress.com)
- What is flash fiction? (susanreviews.com)