(Mostly) Unedited, Unfiltered: Writing Brief Moments

Y’all don’t know this, but Thursdays are supposed to be my flash fics. Well, now you know this. Tuesdays for reviews, Thursdays for flash fics, Saturdays for In A Brown Study. But I’m moving my In a Brown Study posts to a Substack at the end of the month. So Saturdays have room for posts like this, even though it’s Thursday when you’re reading this.

I went back and read my four flash fics on this blog and am mildly impressed by them. And then deeply upset that I can’t seem to get back into that writing zone I felt while writing them. Something tells me I was starting to take myself too seriously with the flash fics when I intended them to be a fun writing practice. Not serious.

It’s a bad habit I have. Turning fun things into serious things and then getting caught up in the details and perfection that I end of freezing and not doing it at all. Maybe I should talk to my therapist about that. (Which reminds me I need to email her, she was supposed to email last week to schedule an appointment and never did.)

Anyhoo, I need to figure out this flash fic situation. Because I do have so much fun diving into the middle of a story and just writing what comes to mind with no expectation to ever finish them. Just glimpses, vignettes, passing by their window, if you will, of these characters in a brief moment.

Now to find a new window,
-A

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