It’s 02:30 in South Africa and I have just finished writing my 294 words for Cracked Flash Fiction. I started writing at about 17:00 yesterday. This is the longest it’s taken me to write 294 words. That’s almost 10 hours! And I don’t know if it’s any good.
Granted that there were other activities done in between and/or simultaneously such as eating pizza and doughnuts, glancing at the Lions’ rugby game, playing online casino, playing Pokémon Go, getting distracted by the TV, getting sidetracked by my little princesss, and more. I also had to research a bit about the Philippine mythical creature, diwata, also called encantada. It’s an enchantress or forest goddess, I suppose.
During this whole process of writing, I realized that I must be the only writer who writes with a lot of noise and distractions. Perhaps, this makes me a non-writer.
Back to my flash fiction, the story doesn’t have a single dialogue. I struggled… really struggled. In the end, I think it’s fine. It’s good enough for me or I wouldn’t have submitted it. The important thing is that I completed a story, managing to take it down to 294 words, and making the deadline with time to spare.
No doubt that I will most probably fail to wake up in time for the morning Easter Sunday mass but fortunately, we have an afternoon one.
Oh well, time to sleep. It is now 03:00.
Happy Easter to y’all!
Much love and hugs,