The Midnight Road

My entry for “Jason’s contest”:http://clarityofnight.blogspot.com/2006/06/midnight-road-short-fiction-contest.html is now “posted”:http://clarityofnight.blogspot.com/2006/06/entry-12.html. Go take a gander and lemme know what you think of it.

I must say that I love the 250-word limitation. It forces an economy of words to set up and provide a snapshot of a scene. But I think what is most enjoyable about writing it is the art of leaving it your readers to fill in the gaps from their own imaginations. As much information as I provide, I often aim to raise even more questions.

I’d be curious to know – after reading my story, what are some of the questions that the story raises in _your_ mind? Share them here; I’d love to hear them.

5 thoughts on “The Midnight Road”

  1. Welcome, Flood!

    That’s actually one of the questions that I had hoped would be noticed. And then asked. So thank you.

    It’s an interesting paradox there. He’s pursued by demons both real and imagined – real enough to destroy his body and end his life, yet imagined enough that the moonlight reveals they were never actually there, that Cort has been in the company of his demons while at the same time being completely alone. Is he insane? No, at least not completely. The question becomes then, what are these demons and what relationship do they have in Cort’s life? And that, my friend, is another story in itself.

    I don’t know if that really answers your question, but I hope it at least gives you an idea of the mental imagery I had as I was writing it.

    Thanks for stopping by, and feel free to pose any other questions you have.

  2. Well, I think you got the basis of something longer, here, for sure. Will you expand it?

    And thanks for stopping by my blog. I hope you’ll visit often.

  3. O, it’s a definite possibility. It’ll probably sit in my head and percolate a while before I do, though, just like my entry for “Two Lights” has.

    I plan to. I’ve add you to my blogroll and plan to keep tabs on a daily basis. It’s nice to be able to network with other fledgling authors.

  4. Well, you story envoked those same questions that Flood raised. It also had me on the edge of my seat. Then I got to thinking, and I wrote my first suspense story. You’ll have to check it out sometime. TTYL Big Bro.

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