The world is so vast and a flash fiction story is so small. Still, the flash fiction writer can capture the entire world in his or her fiction. The writer just has to do it 1,000 words at a time.
As I write this there is civil war in Libya, an earth quake and tsunami in Japan and unions for public workers in the United States are under attack. All these events can form the backdrop for the lives of the characters of flash fiction just like they are the backdrop for the life of the flash fiction writer.
Flash fiction is the world.
I’m watching retro tv in Pittsburgh. A movie with Charles Bronson is on. I did not see the opening credits of the movie but it must be one of the movies in the Death Wish series. Charles Bronson is the protagonist. His housekeeper and daughter were raped and killed by a gang of street thugs. He is a good man; but has become a vigilante and spends the movie hunting down and killing the thugs.
The character Bronson plays is a perfect example of a very flawed protagonist, a flawed protagonist whose actions may be legally wrong but whose actions are understandable.
Years ago, the Death Wish serious was very, very popular.
“A Porn Star Is Born” is at the top of the page.
There is some bad in the best of us and some good in the worst of us.
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