Third time lucky!
In my spare time…bawahahahahahaa.
Sorry. Sometimes I just crack me up. Spare time? Being a parent implies the disappearance of “spare time” just like those lovely, quiet, romantic dinners for two.
What I meant to say was in moments when I do find the time to do other things beyond working, sleeping, training, parenting, husbanding,
gardening, watching movies, socializing, travelling, and most importantly, blogging, I experiment with a little flash fiction.
I found this really cool site from Jenny Allen called Scribbles on Cocktail Napkins where she runs a great weekly flash fiction writing challenge which I enter often because it’s fun. And because I can. I’m an adult after all. And then I won. Wow! I know, I can’t believe it either…
Here is the winning piece and prompt.
In just two sentences, provide your reader with a subtle clue to reveal your character is LYING.
“It wasn’t me”, cried Jimmy, as he stood with hanging shoulders next to the shattered cookie jar on the floor. If only he took the time to wipe his mouth before Mom stormed into the kitchen.
So go and check out the rest. You’ll be so glad you did. Her site is sprinkled with pixie dust and good intentions. (She even calls me Batman!)