Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Flash—"Dedication" by Stephen Graham Jones—April 30, 2012



I read this piece during lunch today and it blew me away.  An example of a 'simple' outpour of emotion that builds up into something powerful and moving.


Interestingly, I didn't have any problem with the lack of paragraph breaks, with the density of the writing. I loved the way I was carried along in a rush of emotion. 


The last two sentences are perfect.


I'm going to experiment using this kind of emotional outpour as a way of finding the elements for a story.  Not stopping for paragraph breaks, just letting stuff pour out in one rush should help me turn off the inner editor when drafting something up. 

SmokeLong Weekly—"Dedication" by Stephen Graham Jones—April 30, 2012:

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