Watch the 140 Character Short Story: FLASH FICTION
Get to know writer Pam Blackthorne:
1) What is your very short story about?
It¹s about a person who¹s exploring new places, thinking the world is a
happy, safe place. Only after all light is extinguished do they realize
they¹ve taken a wrong turn, and now it¹s too late to go back. Who knows
2) What motivated you to write this story and submit it to the festival?
I get the biggest kick out of flash fiction. I¹ve told a few stories in
100 words or less. One was published. The 140-character limit really
appealed to me. It takes real skill to tell a compelling story in very few
3) What movie have you seen the most in your life?
The Shipping News. It helped me get beyond my divorce.
4) How many scripts and stories have you written?
Three scripts, four novels, one novella, and one anthology (3 short
5) What artists would you love to work with?
Depends on your definition of artist. Director: Ridley Scott.
Screenwriter: Kevin Williamson. Author: Jim Butcher.
6) What is your passion in life?
Telling a story that makes the reader feel something.
7) Any tips for other writers who want to write a 140 character short
It¹s great fun. You have to come up with a story, and then boil it down to
its very essence. Think of it as a logline, if you¹re a screenwriter. For
novelists, think about what your hero/heroine has to defeat, then boil it
down from that.
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