It is my ambition to say in ten sentences what others say in a whole book. ~Friedrich Nietzsche How about telling that story in six words Nietzsche? Ernest Hemingway is reputed to have done it: “For sale:  Baby shoes, never worn.” Over at Smith Magazine they take this flash fiction concept and make it more personal, “celebrating the joy of passionate, personal storytelling.” They call it the Six Word Memoir Project. “A sake mom, not soccer mom.” ~Shawna Hausman… Read more »

    All week I’ve been reading great flash fiction written by my fellow campaigners, most of which start with The door swung open and end with The door swung shut. So, it was interesting when I also read an inspiring memoir, Hope Will Find You, by Naomi Levy that offered a new take on the following saying: When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do… Read more »

  Today marks the first day in Rachael Harrie’s platform building campaign! Here is challenge #1: Write a short story/flash fiction story in 200 words or less, excluding the title. It can be in any format, including a poem. Begin the story with the words, “The door swung open” These four words will be included in the word count. If you want to give yourself an added challenge (optional), use the same beginning words and end with the words: “the… Read more »