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For the final day of our week with Liquid Silver Books, we're having a Flash Party. Flash Parties are a way to challenge yourself as a writer by being succinct. For this one, use no more than 100 words. Can you do it? Of course. Will you? That remains to be seen. That number of words is little more than a paragraph. Five sentences with twenty words each and you're done. Ten sentences with ten words each, or you could use a different rhythm for your words altogether, as I have done in this paragraph, which is exactly 100 words.
The Art of the Moment
One of the most important elements of any story is the seemingly unscripted moment. You know the one. A word that catches the ear. A sideways glance. Unintended brush of their hands. Happenstance at its best. All very tricky, the writer's sleight of hand. The place in your story where the magic starts. The magic that keeps the reader turning the pages.
Today we're going to flash those magic moments in exactly one-hundred words. Jack meets Jill, Paul falls for Bob, or Judy is smitten with Lizzy. Paint that moment. Let us see that glance, hear those words, or experience the touch that launces our couple on their journey.
Here's how it works. Below in the comments post the title and body of your flash. One-hundred words excluding the title. I recommend Word as your scratchpad. It will give you a word count at the bottom. Then you can continue your flash in subsequent comments. The title is important so your fans can follow your story.
And remember Flash is just like the moment you're trying to create. Unscripted, imperfect, and completely captivating. Kick back, clear your mind, and let go.
Roscoe "RJ" James
for Liquid Silver Books
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