Every week Chuck Wendig does a flashfiction challenge over at TerribleMinds, which I often try to write for – I love challenges. This week’s was called ‘Last Lines First‘. I narrowed my lines to choose from down to two – then I talked to Michelle, who said ‘wouldn’t it be fun if…’ so this story uses both the ‘last lines’ that I had narrowed down to choose from – one to start the story, as is the point of the challenge, and the other actually as a last line.
Once more, I precisely hit the 1,000 word limit with my flashfiction.
Summary: Anna has been kidnapped from her world and her calm, quiet, normal life by a book and now all she wants is to go home – is there a way?
So, now you know what a drabble is (from part one of this set, perhaps?) but perhaps you’re still curious – or perhaps you want to know how someone else writes them before trying your own?
Well, in this post I’ll talk about my history with drabbles a bit, and then where my ideas come from and how I manage them specific to this format.
Normally, even if I did not particularly care for a book, I try to give it a fair and balanced review, explaining good points as well as why I personally did not like it.
Sometimes, there is a book for which, in my opinion, this simply cannot be done. In this case, I usually flail and sputter and there is much exclaiming of ‘what the fuck?’ and often the desire to hit someone, usually the main character, as I read.
This was just such a book for me. So, welcome to my dissection of Enchantment, by Charlotte Abel (Book One of the series ‘Channie’) by way of WTF-ery. Here there be major spoilers, and they will be unmarked. Also here there be some bad language. It was unavoidable, I promise you.
This ranty review of WTF-ery is also very long. I apologise. This was also unavoidable. This is how long it was after I made myself leave out at least a third of the things I wanted to rant about.