Craft Matters: Imagery Versus Description

Craft Matters: Imagery Versus Description

We’ve all heard it ad nausem: “Show don’t tell.” That is especially true for microfiction, where imagery has to do the heavy lifting. And the more specific the imagery, the more likely your reader is to be drawn into your story and come away wanting more.  ...

On “Creating” Characters

On “Creating” Characters

The line extended as far as the eye could see, each of us hoping that today we would be among the lucky ones chosen to be part of some writer’s story.   I’ve led many lives; a pregnant teenager, the father of a murdered son – that was a tough one – a prison...

Tender Cuts Is Here!

Tender Cuts Is Here!

It’s Just Like Christmas! That’s how I felt as I ripped open the box containing copies of “Tender Cuts.”  “You knew what was in the box, Jayne, so it wasn’t really like Christmas,” you may say. “But ah,” I respond. “I was an incorrigible snooper as a child.” The only...

When Good Things Create Bad Dreams …

In my dream, I haven’t graduated from high school. I need just one more class, but somehow I can never find the classroom or I arrive days after the class has started. I haven’t got the right book and there are no desks left so I give up and go home vowing to try...

A Lobster Walks Into a Laundromat

”None of the women could recall when the lobster first appeared, his large claws clacking against the floor as he folded his laundry along with the rest of them.”

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