B is for Brevity - Write
Brief, small, saying much is a few words. Concise, minute and to the point. A fallen leaf from a bouquet of flowers tells a story of life, a part of the whole. The blossom unfolds, grows, ages, falls to the ground, and withers away. Birth. Growth, Death. It blossoms to fullness, unfolds to display a beauty bold and bright, soft and light. Quiet elegance revealed in a petal, in a moment in time.
What can you sense. A touch, a whisper, a sight so bright it stings the eyes. Tears drip at the simple, at things that barely cause a ripple, as you go about your day. There for your pleasure. A gift nature gives to us if we care to look.
Pick a moment, a fallen petal, a ladybug, ripples from a rock thrown into the river, a dusting of light through the window pane. What do you see, what do you hear, what do you feel.
B is for Brevity - Read
A short story less than 200 pages, less than 100 pages. A brief written by a lawyer. Now that's an oxymoron. A brief moment experienced by a character. A brief moment in time in your life.
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B is for Brevity - Learn
Challenge yourself and write your own.
Flash fiction or Nonfiction with Dinty Moore's The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Nonfiction or the guide to Flash Fiction.
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Goodreads writing flash fiction.
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