January 12: Flash Fiction Challenge – Who Gives a Crap?


January 12, 2017 prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story that expresses a strong concern, something to give a crap about. Something that brings out the feeling to stand up. How can you use it to show tension or reveal attitudes?

My editor as far as I was concerned had one bad habit. She always wanted more from me. “Give a crap!” she’d say as we discussed my latest effort. A fantasy in involving a witch living in a suburban street who was capable of no end of good and evil all wrapped up together.
“Who will read this?” she’d ask. “Its quaint and trite and as a character she isn’t believable.”

So I’d walk away feeling why should give a crap about what she thought, after all my writing made me feel good. Wasn’t that the most important factor?


Written for: https://carrotranch.com/2017/01/12/january-12-flash-fiction-challenge/

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10 Responses to January 12: Flash Fiction Challenge – Who Gives a Crap?

  1. willowdot21 says:

    Yes Michael definitely !

  2. Lyn says:

    Tell your editor she’s talking through her hat >:) We love Miss Marble! 😉

  3. Send your editor on a trip to Grimace Street — tune will change, or Miss Marble will change it for her.

  4. Charli Mills says:

    In some ways I think of editors as coaches, pushing, pushing, trying to get their players to push back, to push through. But no matter who coaxes and coaches, it’s the one doing it who has to give a crap. Great take on the prompt, Michael!

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