Wednesday, August 23, 2006

If You're Looking for Viktor Petrenko...

Tribe has graciously accepted a Viktor Petrenko story: click here. In it, Viktor helps out a young family with a bit of dirty work. Hilarity ensues.

I've had the idea for this story kicking around in my head (along with a lot of other stories) for a couple of weeks now. I sat down at 1am to write it and was finished by 3am, but I was 142 words over Tribe's limit. The next forty minutes had me trimming it down. I was surprised because I thought I had written it lean in the first place. I had. But there are always those little pockets of fat that can only be taken out with liposuction. Hopefully the prose is leaner and meaner for the extra care.

In any event, if you like it leave a comment. Heck, leave one even if you don't like it.


Blogger Aldo said...

Steven, I loved the twist ending.

August 23, 2006 7:22 PM  
Blogger Patrick Shawn Bagley said...

Writing flash fiction is a great exercise in self-editing and looking closely at which words are the most important to your story.

August 25, 2006 4:56 PM  

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