Wednesday, February 27, 2008


Well, I finally wrote my ghost story. This morning. In about 40 minutes.

I hate flash fiction. I mean, I really despise it. I think a good story should take the reader for a ride, both in development and in resolution, and I have a hard time believing that you can do this in less that one thousand words. Still, I signed up for a "Writer's Group Reading" tonight because, frankly, I'm getting bored sitting around the house on Wednesday nights. Plus, with Des pregnant any time out of the house is like a godsend.

The only thing is that there is a requirement to bring a piece for reading to these groups. Flash fiction, with this month's topic being "Weird Western". Since I've gone far over the "flash fiction" requirements on everything else, I wrote my ghost story with a slight variation on the image I'd mentioned in an earlier post. I then trimmed it to about 950 words, stuck it in SMF, and saved it for printing later.

Hopefully this thing will help me loosen up my block on the other couple of tales I'm working on, not to mention the "Long One".

I'll let you know how it goes.

J.C. Tabler


Curtastrophe said...

Hey J.C.-

How long did it take for Strahan to get back to you? Curious...

J.C. Tabler said...

Curt, sorry I didn't get back to you sooner about this. Was reading through my old posts tonight. Took a lil bit, not too much though. About a month or so. I know the question doesn't matter now, but hey.

Curtastrophe said...

Hey, no worries. Yeah, it was about 3 weeks for me. Oh well, back to the salt mines!