I am a novel writer down to my bones. There is something about the length of them that just speaks to me when I’m writing. You can just fit in so much. So much detail, huge elaborate plots, twists and turns for days! And then you see something like this…
For sale: Baby shoes. Never worn.
– Ernest Hemingway
And in 6 words of flash fiction you have a gut wrenching, heart breaking story.
Stories don’t have to be long to be rich and detailed. Some of the world’s greatest works have come in shorter formats. Like The Lottery by Shirley Jackson, or The Yellow Wallpaper by Charlotte Perkins Gilman. Now THERE is a story about a woman’s steady decent into madness that I have read over and over again.
With this in mind, I have started working on some shorter stories with characters that populate the world in and around Silverlake City. Some stories will be urban fantasy and others are paranormal romance. I’m
Hoping to get a few published and rolled out here while my novel is being finalized. This will be a fun way for me to be able to invite you into Vanessa’s world over the coming months. No, Vanessa Kensley will not be seen in any of these works. She has her own story to tell.
Be sure to check back at the blog over the next few weeks for updates on when the stories will be available.