• Flash Fiction story by Writer Hayley Elizabeth
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    Flash Fiction: Burgaled

    This is part of a series of (very) short stories that I publish here on the blog. This one I wrote is a historical fiction scene! Flash fiction is a story under 1,500 words. It’s very short and gives a brief flash of narrative. It’s not elaborated on and stands on its own. In my case, this is very much…

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    Flash Fiction: On the Same Page

    This is part of a series of short stories that I publish here on the blog. This one I wrote is a fantasy scene! Flash fiction is a story under 1,500 words. It’s very short and gives a brief flash of narrative. It’s not elaborated on and stands on its own. In my case, this is very much fast fiction as…

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    A Desk of One’s Own

    One of my favorite authors is Virginia Woolf. Her fiction works are like poetry on the page. She also so richly explores the human consciousness. I even rock this Virginia Woolf tote bag every day. It has Mrs. Dalloway and To the Lighthouse on it, both favorites. But I also love her nonfiction. She’s so powerful in her essays and…

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    On Rereading Your Work while Writing

    The main advice is don’t do it. And I agree. Don’t go back and reread your work. I think it helped me actually finish my manuscript. And did you see? I finished the thing and had some thoughts! Why is this the advice? Because it keeps you from going forward! This is what we/you/I need to do– keep writing. If…

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    Snow Day Snapthoughts

    Today was one of those lazy days: drinking copious amounts of tea, sitting by the fire, watching fat flakes fall, throwing cats in the snow, and putting on makeup for no reason. But I feel jittery, anxious. I’m always thinking about the future, always planning, always worrying. Why can’t I just enjoy a lazy day for what it is? Maybe…