Friday, September 30, 2011

"Bacon" is up at A Twist of Noir

First, everyone needs to recognize and acknowledge, the editorial and personal greatness of Christopher Grant! He has assembled the largest flash fiction challenge ever undertaken by a single person. We're talking over a hundred stories! Mr. Grant invited virtually every author that has been published on A Twist of Noir to submit a story. The idea was in addition to the usual ATON fare, he would post stories that were to be between 600 to 700 words.

It's not enough to compile over a hundred tales, proof them and check the word count, but to devote that amount of time takes outstanding dedication. The results have been astounding to say the least, with a great yarns from both professionals and amateurs.

I can't do a teaser for the story, because it would pretty much just give it away. Well, without further adieu, here's "Bacon."


Sean Patrick Reardon said...

That was one hell of a story. First one I read of the day and I really like the style it was written in. The basic and fairly prevelant, short choppy, "he said", "he did", format is fine, but, I like more than that in stories. As an example, your opening paragraph was what really hooked me in. Some might say 'wasted words, get on with it', but this adds so much to my experience as a reader. Great job!

Cormac Brown said...

Sean Patrick,

Thanks, and it's the one thing that I've written of late that I am actually proud of (note, it was finished back in mid-September of 2010). The rhythm and brevity can all be traced back to Mr. Grant. My slot was six-hundred and eighty-nine words, and that dictated everything else.