Writing Prompt: “Mourner”

I created this writing prompt, “Mourner” for a reflective scene late in a character arc. Late in an arc, the character may still make mistakes but she realizes the role she plays in her choices. She tries to balance — or even counter — the negative in her life with the positive. Write a scene […]

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What Flash Fiction and Stand-Up Comedy Have In Common

No, this isn’t a joke. Flash fiction and stand-up comedy have a great deal in common. For starters, both forms are compact surprises. How do they do this?¬† It’s all in the set-up, the delivery, and the punch. Let’s look at each¬† in turn… The Set-Up The Set-up answers the 5 W’s: Who, What, When, […]

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