I’m a firm believer that writing flash fiction can be therapeutic for the reader and the writer. In this post we’ll deal only with the writer. Writing flash fiction allows flash fiction writers to objectify reality. So that we can enjoy over and over what is pleasurable and to better control our anxieties.
I have a theory that every character and every situation in flash fiction is a projection of some part of a writer’s psyche. Of course, some characters and some situations won’t be as true as some projections, but all of them come out of the writer’s inner-world. Flash fiction is an echo of what is going on in the mind of the writer.
Keep reading and keep writing those flash fiction stories, especially if they deal with sex.
I wrote this post as I sat at the bar in Armand’s in Little Italy. It’s a warm, overcast day. And since I wrote this before noon, there were only two other customers in the bar. Writing in a bar in the morning can be a conducive environment for a writer.
Pageviews for the blog are slowly getting better. But there is still a long way to go before they get to the point where I can make money from the blog.
I just found out that Exploited College Girls has an affiliate program; which means I might be able to make money by promoting their site. And since I look at porn as entertainment and art (and so do the readers of this blog) and since porn is probably a growing market and because porn will become more mainstream in the future and because one of the core subjects of this site is sex, promoting ECG would fit in nicely with the editorial content of the blog.
But first the pageviews of this blog must be at least in the hundreds every day.
This is the Old Soldier reporting from Pittsburgh.