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Read our first Flash Fiction contribution.
‘You disgust me’, I thought angrily. What can I do about it anyway?
I stare hard at the face in front me. Concertinaed forehead, mouth twisted into a grimace with corners turned down, the eyes, ocean blue and pleading, are demanding something of me.
To my horror I see fat, hot tears gathering in the corners of those pleading eyes.
‘Stop it!’ I scream. ‘Don’t think a few tears will get you anywhere.’
I look again into those pleading eyes, revulsion growing.
It can’t be!
Want some tips on writing flash fiction? For 13 pieces of good advice click HERE.
This is tip 1:
1. Take out all unnecessary words. Practice on Twitter. I kid you not, and I speak from experience. Nothing shows you how to whittle down a sentence to the key elements better than Twitter. Pretend you only get one single solitary tweet to get the idea across. Can you do it?
Let’s practice and redo this sentence:
Pretend you only get one
single solitarytweet to get the idea acrossconvey your idea.
Pretend you only get one tweet to convey your idea.
Look, I just saved 3 words by editing that sentence. That’s GOLD in flash. It adds up, people!
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Find out about the program in the Brazilian city of Piracicaba that is using genetically engineered mosquitos to control the Aedes aegypti mosquitoe population, the main carrier of zika, dengue fever and chikungunya, in this Cosmos article.
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