Revisionist History ~ #fridayfictioneers ~ 2/21/14

It’s Friday Fictioneers 100 word flash fiction time. Rochelle, our glorious host and task master, reminds us to write a beginning, middle and end and to Make-Every- Word-Count. Some days that is more difficult for me then others. Today I wrote 100 words  and then hacked it in half. Inspired no doubt by my attempt the brevity of writing 6 word stories.

david-stewartcopyright  David Stewart

 

Revisionist History

“My Great-Great-Grandmother Martha was a daughter of the American Revolution.” Hannah beamed.

“My Great-Great-Grandmother Mary was a slave.” Letitia retorted.

They stood staring at the cracked Liberty Bell. The annual field trip to Philly never changed. Always the same story told and retold.
 

Word Count: 45
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P.S. Please make sure to read the others.

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31 thoughts on “Revisionist History ~ #fridayfictioneers ~ 2/21/14

    • I know .Each week I toil at my 100 words, choosing them just right. Then this week I was rereading my story and it seemed so much stronger if I hacked off the second half. So i did.

  1. Oh, you’re good at that. Telling the whole story with those 45 words. Brillo pads, as my friend Jex likes to say.
    I don’t know why, but this made me think of this song (totally inappro-pro for work, darling, so you may want to save it)

  2. Hello, Dana! I want to express my gratitude for your visit to my blog. I really admire your work, especially in this post. I may just give Rochelle’s challenge a try, being that I’ve always struggled with keeping my writing brief! Thanks for the inspiration!

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