Exercise #902: Craft
Today’s exercise comes to us from Kermit.
Kermit said, “Write a series of flashbacks within a story about you personally.
What is a flashback in literature? Flashbacks are scenes inserted into the present narrative time-frame from a time period that precedes the primary story arc.
A flashback example: A female narrator in her 50s describes the day her younger sibling drowned on a family vacation.
Make clear that your scene is a flashback (and not present-time narration). It is important for each flashback scene, that you introduce it in a way that is consistent with your present-day story arc.”
Since we have a set word limit, you will probably only be able to fit in one flashback, so I would recommend setting up the present-day scene, insert the flashback, return to the present-day scene. No need for the story to be complete for this one.
Critiquers, along with the usual grammar, spelling, etc, review, consider these questions:
* Could you relate to this piece? Why or why not?
* Was this piece helpful to you as a writer? Why or why not?
Word limit: 1200
Please use the subject line
SUB: Exercise #902/yourname