One can find aesthetic beauty in many things: in architecture, carpentry, painting and film, in needle work and in nature.
Aesthetic beauty seems to be made up of several identifiable qualities, balance and proportion being two of them. Let’s throw in economy of movement.
When it come to the flash fiction story, we can add clarity and brevity to the above qualities.
Throw in a generous dollop of implied meaning and we can see how the best flash fiction can be a work of aesthetic beauty. Keep reading and keep writing that flash fiction.
This is the Old Soldier. I wrote this post in my pocket notebook as I sat at the bar in Armand’s in Little Italy here in Pittsburgh.
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