Good Bits in Bad Stories 1

Those who follow my twitter account will know that I take part in the weekly hashtag game #1lineWed where writers share lines from their stories based around an optional theme picked by @RWAKissofDeath. On 5th October the theme was Over and I played along as usual with sixteen entries. Mixed in among these tweets were these two from my story Peppermint:

Rightly or wrongly I’ve never been a huge fan of my story Peppermint for the reasons I detail in my Author’s Notes article about the tale. Below the break you’ll see how these two tweets helped me re-evaluated my thoughts on the story.

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Peppermint – Author’s Notes

Peppermint - Author's NotesPeppermint is the second ever story I submitted to Cracked Flash Fiction. As I said when I published the story to this website, it was a hell of an opening line that week. The line in question?

“I can do it, but I’ll need a jackhammer and all the peppermint you got.”

Do I think my story lives up to that opening line? Well you’ll find out below the line

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