Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Submissions Update #1

Just checking in (full transparency): as of today, we have received a total of **26** story submissions. We have not begun reading them yet. Our three story editors plan on convening on April 1st, 2020 for our initial reading session. *So, to those interested, you still have the rest of March to write and submit your story! We hope you do!* ✊😊⚔️

Monday, March 2, 2020

10th Flash Fiction Monday: Sword and Sorcery and Unadorned Prose

10th Flash Fiction Monday: great art, literary art specifically, manages to discover synergy between form and content, style and theme. Consider an example of prose narration that 100% avoids figurative language, metaphor, lyricism, excess description, etc., a prose style that is as unadorned as a soldier of fortune’s cruel, plain, but razor sharp blade. With what “theme” would such a Spartan, unadorned prose style harmonize? Write a S&S story of no more than 300 words that avoids figurative language, complicated syntax, and that uses language precisely and economically. In doing so, tell a thematically appropriate story for this style, a story of the unadorned, the undecorated, the plain, the profane, the raw.