I entered the moonlit room. My heart skipped a beat when I heard her voice. I am guilty. I tried to explain, but it fell on deaf ears.
How different my life has become since. I am single now. I need not hide my obsessions or faults. I am free to live, as I will.
It rings familiar to the short story I have been working. Perhaps too familiar--call me a cheater, I had a busy weekend.
So it has a beginning, a middle, and an end. After that it seems a little sparse. I guess that's the point.
I read a little more about flash fiction and the point is to get to the point. The author is the framer and the reader is the filler. All at once, the story should be concise yet complete.
Within the flash fiction you should find a setting, character, conflict, and resolution. So did I meet the requirements?*
- Setting: moonlit room
- Character: speaker and partner
- Conflict: guilty of unknown
- Resolution: living single and free
Working on this was fun. Talk about exercising your edit/delete button. I want to branch out more on stuff like this for my Workshop Wednesday posts.
*From "Flashes of Brilliance" by S. Joan Popek