The hunter becomes the hunted! In another time I spent a great deal of my existence analysing the art of others, books and film primarily. So, I’m sure you can appreciate my surprise to see my flash piece, The Messenger, being deconstructed by Flash Friday guru Rebecca Postupak.
A big thank you to Rebecca for her time and insightful comments. To read a critique of my work for the first time was, aside from terrifying, an incredibly rewarding experience.
Hope you enjoy
Welcome to Flash Points. Today’s post resurrects an old (ish) romp in which a story from the previous week’s competition is devoured for its deliciousness, bite by bite. In other words, we look at it up close and personal to help us in our pursuit of what makes great flash. Hungry? Let’s eat!
Prompt: Bell Tower
Word limit: 140 – 160 words
Today’s chosen flash piece: The Messenger, by Image Ronin
From the bell tower Arcane watched orange flowers bloom in the twilight. One after the other, a constellation of beacons spluttered into life, sending their plight to the capital.
There was nothing else he could do. Arcane slumped down by the bell, whose rough rope had flayed the skin from his hands. He had tolled The Sentinel till his shoulders had ached, her solemn declaration almost overwhelming the screams and sounds of battle that emanated from…
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