For this week’s #fridayflash, if it isn’t too much trouble, I would ask you to pop over to Up The Staircase Quarterly to check out my story ‘Piece by Piece’ written in response to the editor’s ‘staircase’ challenge. The challenge was to write a flash fiction piece, no more than 250 words, that included the word staircase. It would make me very happy if you popped back here to let me know your thoughts.
13 Responses to ‘Piece by Piece’ – #fridayflash
Clever and unique little piece you wrote there. I’m impressed by how much you said in the amount of words.
Cheers, Ben. Glad you liked it.
Hi Dan, really liked this. Just one very minor suggestion – perhaps rework the last lines & take out the ‘thought’, make it more of a statement. I think it would give a sharper ending. Thanks for a great little read,
You’re welcome Maree. Thanks for taking the time to read it and your thoughts on the last line.
What a fun, peculiar piece! Totally unexpected, Dan. I liked it.
A very clever conceptual piece. I can see the character sitting there on the floor so clearly.
Adam B @revhappiness
Thanks, Jen. Thanks, Adam. That closing image was the hook that got me thinking about what had happened to the stairs.
I enjoyed it! It’s too bad he didn’t have a downstair bedroom…
Somewhere, somebody has a very nice piecemeal house. I loved that idea, Dan.
Very engaging idea, and well done, so interesting that I think you could take it even further. Hmmm…. Reminds me of the Dr Who episode where there is a whole lot going on upstairs on a floor that doesn’t really exist.
@Laura – too bad indeed.
@John – the piecemeal house is a cool image, possibly one best left in the reader’s imagination perhaps.
@alisonwells – That was a cool episode. The idea I had of someone stealing a house piece by piece is possibly something I will come back to and expand.
Like that Johnny Cash song where he nicks a car One Piece At A Time. A fun idea.
I hadn’t thought of that connection but now you mention it it totally does have an air of that about it. Must have been kicking about in the back of my mind somewhere when I read the challenge criteria. Great song that one.
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