Friday, August 23, 2013


I'm trying something new, folks. One of the most mind-boggling things I learned at the Alpha Young Writer's Workshop is how hard it is to write a strong story in a tiny space. Short stories have to be tight. Flash fiction doesn't leave a word to spare. As for tweeting, which only allows 140 characters....well.

#tinytwittertale is an experiment. A chance to practice packing a punch into a short space...which of course means this first tale has to involve actual punches. I've got to put all those martial arts lessons to good use, after all. If you're curious, keep an eye out. Let me know - are you intrigued? confused? bored? If it turns out decent, I'll probably try again. If it turns out crap, I'll try even harder.

"Here, today (not a long time ago in a land far away), there is a boy. He sees a girl. She slams him with a mean right hook. #tinytwittertale"

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