Flash! Ah-ahhhh!

Short Stories are my natural wheelhouse. I usually write tales with a twist, where you hopefully haven't seen the surprise coming, though it is believable in the sense of the story.

These are that little bit trickier, with so few words to work with. Flash fiction is generally defined as less than 500 words. My story, "Stakeout" is one such example. I use the story to very pointedly direct the reader to a particular word that never occurs in the text.

Another, "Altitude Sickness" borrows from Steve Jobs' final words, to close the book on another famous face. It does it in less than 100 words.

In future streams, I will discuss techniques I used in writing both of these stories; using metaphors that suit the characters, and also using assumed knowledge from the reader to help fill in the blanks.

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