Welcome to Flash Points. Every Monday we stick one of the previous Friday’s entries under a sparklyscope (that’s one huge piece of machinery) and talk about it right in front of its face, dragon style. What makes writing “good”? Specifically, what makes great flash? Let the discussion begin!
Prompt: Circus siblings
Word limit: 190-210
Today’s chosen flash piece: You tell me!
One of the reasons I love having rotating judges for Flash! Friday is the unique perspective each one brings. As both writers and readers, we each carry our own priorities too. Sometimes we agree with the judge’s decision. Sometimes we don’t. But in both cases (as well as in the comments on entries) I love seeing what in a story captures judges and readers. A lot of times a judge sees something I missed on my first reading. Each time a story is put on a pedestal, I learn something too.
So today I thought I’d explore that idea a little by opening up the conversation. What was YOUR favorite story this week (find them here), and why? Let’s see what YOU, the Flash! Friday community, saw in this week’s (off-kilter) tales.