Monday, March 11, 2013

New Story: "Poetic License"

In my latest piece of flash science fiction, "Poetic License" (exactly 1,000 words), a police detective must hunt down his brother for the crime of publishing poetry without a license.  I used a new scheme for writing this one--I wrote the ending first.  One of the things that I (and others) have noticed about many of my stories is that the endings could be stronger.  This time, I wrote a powerful ending to a story without even thinking about its beginning or middle.  Then I continued writing it backwards until I arrived at a logical beginning.  From there, the story, including the ending, just needed a little tweaking.  The writing of this story proved to be an interesting exercise--one to which I most definitely will return from time to time.

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