Tuesday, June 28, 2016

The Show-off

No, this isn't yet another post about Donald Trump. I have a flash fiction style story up again at FlashFlood this year, which runs for 24 hours in June in honor of (Britain's) National Flash Fiction Day. The slight twist is that I happen to have gotten more involved in a little online writing group recently. Kind of a fever took hold and quite a few of our members managed to submit and get accepted by the deadline, which made it fun to look for their stories instead of just my own--which, let's face it, I already know pretty well.

As was the case last year, I was struck by what a wide range of styles and subjects emerged. My story "The Show-off" can be found right HERE.



  1. Seana, that was a treat! (Curious, did you design the look of the piece, background color and all? ) I love the way the language works in this piece. Well done.

  2. Thank you, Julie! No, the way it works is you just email your story to them right in your email and they do the rest.

    The funny thing about this story is that I originally wrote it for a 300 word Flash contest, and didn't even make the long list. Then, learning that the Flash flood was coming up, I revised it and added another couple hundred words, which really helped it, I think.

  3. Thanks, Kathleen. It's been interesting, because I find people read it in two different ways. Heartbreaking and not. Which I kind of like.