The Old Soldier is sure that all of you know this, but it is worth repeating. Never end a story with something like: And then she woke up.
You know what that tells the reader? That it was a waste of valuable time to read your story, because the entire story was a dream.
Hello hello hello, all my brother and sister bloggers, readers and writers with a special shout-out to my Flash Fiction Fanatics.
The Old Soldier has assumed his favorite position which is on his back on the sofa with two fat pillows under his weary head as he jots down observations in his notebook.
It’s around 4:30 p.m. on a mild (65), sunny day in Pittsburgh. College football is on the telly, but the sound is muted so that I can think better.
I have a new paperback book to read: Stranger on Lesbos by Valerie Taylor. It was published in 1960. It’s about a wife and mother who has a lesbian affair.
I bought the book from The Big Idea Bookstore which is a co-op, the workers own the store. I’m half way through the book. It’s pretty good. It let’s you know what life was like for a middle-class homemaker in the early 60s. My only complaint is about the sex. There is none. It’s all implied.
Well, if you like well-written fiction with explicit sex be sure to check out the front page of the Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette.
- Writers, Someone Has To Be Likeable In Your Story (pittsburghflashfictiongazette.com)