The Pyrenees---Southern France

The Pyrenees---Southern France

Monday, February 18, 2013

Twists and Turns

      I love twists and turns. I love roller coasters. I love Palahniuk's novels, and I love books by Sandra Dallas and Jodi Picoult because of the twisted plots they create.

      Recently, Lisa Ricard Claro shared her super-short (under 150 words in length) prize-winning story. Not only did she win the competition in her category, she snagged a Pushcart Prize nomination. (Sioux said, after pushing her jaw closed again.)

       If you want to read a awe-inspiring story, go check out Lisa's post. It will definitely make you gnash your teeth, wishing you had written it. And leave Lisa a note. She'd love to hear from you.

       For the more visual learner, I have a five minute film for your viewing pleasure. My writing friend Julie sent it to me. I love Hitchcock, and it has some Hitchcockian touches...along with a major twist. (I promise you you will enjoy it.)

6 comments:

  1. Sorry, can't watch it. With my internet connection, it would take way too long. But it reminds me of when my students read "The Raven," in their English class, and when asked on a test what the bird said at the end, the results were as follows:

    "Bird? What bird?"

    "I don't know, and I really don't care."

    "The raven said, 'What?'"

    "The raven said, 'That is all.'"

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    1. I'm sorry. But since you have some time to spare, check out that weather prediction for later this week...

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  2. Wow! Thanks! It sounds so BIG when you say it! And that's something, considering it's a short. Seriously, thanks. Your support means a lot and is very much appreciated.

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    1. Lisa--It IS a big deal. And you're quite welcome.

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  3. Thanks for sharing her great story! I love short fiction!

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    1. Mary--It's an incredible one. I love it too, but am not as gifted at it as Lisa is.

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