Christine Hardy @ The Writer's Hole had a fun idea for today's You've Come a Long Way, Baby Blogfest. Since the craft of creative writing is a journey, she thought it'd be fun to share some of our earlier work, illustrating just how far we'd come since, you know, back then. So, below is a piece of flash fiction I wrote in May of 2008.
It was for a daily contest, which asked me to produce in 24 hours a 300-word (maximum) short story, incorporating the prompt words: Rainbow, Bicycle, and Backpack. (psst! This entry actually won the contest that day!)
When I read this back, I have to smile. There are FOUR -ly adverbs in the first paragraph. But they're hardly noticeable, forced to share a paragraph with such garish attempts at lush descriptions, calling attention to themselves. It's as if all those fancy words and pretentious phrases had little arms, waving at me. It screams amateur. LOL. I'm happy to say I opt for more concise descriptions now, simple words that pack a mean punch, more bang for the buck. Okay, 'nuf said. Here you are; enjoy :))
Thanks for reading! Please visit the other participants' blogs over the weekend. The Mr. Linky list can be found HERE on Christine's blog.
Have a fantastic weekend!