Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Extreme Flash

Change of Fun

Norbert appears boyish in his flat cap, wrinkles hiding beneath the brim’s shadow. He watches a swarm of tots gathering ‘round a soccer ball. He played football, without protective gear — tackle, not touch — in a yard wearing outside shoes. Norbert grins; shin guards and pint-sized cleats supervised at manicured fields.

*Writing Flash Fiction is an exercise in brevity. My original example here is just 50 words. The short story genre is often standardized at 750 words, with some guidelines allowing to a 1,000 word count. The exercise is fun; I dare you to try it. Feel free to leave links or examples in the comments.