SUPER Short Stories

These were inspired by the single-sentence/six word stories by other WordPress users. They’re not quite six words, but I think they’re worth sharing. Enjoy!

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Write A Great Opener – FROZEN FIRE

The first chapter of Tim Bowler’s Frozen Fire is pretty good, and with an opening line like “I’m dying.” it’s hard not to be. That’s right, it’s time for another opening scene breakdown.

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The Burden

She didn’t understand. He could see it in her face. The word as foreign as the concept. Freedomless. He felt a prang in his gut. Being a policeman had its rewards, but the list of things that stopped him sleeping was growing long. He gestured to the door and repeated his question, “Would you like to go outside?”

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Perfectionist Writers, How To Resist Editing Your Story

Hello, I’m a perfectionist. I spent sixteen hours on this sentence. Okay, that’s an exaggeration but it’s true that when writing my novels I’ve spent months trying to perfect a sentence before moving on. Guess what? I didn’t budge an inch.

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Top 10 Awesome Stories from ALIEN DAYS – Book Review

I recently got an ARC of Alien Days, a multi-author anthology of science fiction featuring 21 stories. Here’s my quick, non-spoiler, thoughts my personal favourites of the bunch.

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Write A Great Opener – THE MAN WHO FELL TO EARTH

I’ve talked about the great the opening scenes of a TV show and a movie. It’s time to look at a book. Today it’s one of my favourites, The Man Who Fell to Earth by Walter Tevis. You can read my barely restrained fangirling in my goodreads review, but for this post I’ll be digging into what makes the first chapter work.

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