Progress – Author’s Notes

Progress - Author's NotesWhen I published my story Progress I said it was very timely due to the real life story that inspired the story. That means there will be a lot of politics in this post and hopefully not too much ranting! However, we’ll start with the prompt that came from Flash! Fiction itself.

The Novel Prompt

In the later half of 2015 Flash! Friday used novels as the inspiration of their competition. On the 2nd of October they actually used the famous ‘Scottish’ play Macbeth¬†by William Shakespeare. From that story of¬†ambition I took the plot elements of conflict and an overly ambitious wife – one of the most famous things about the play. Below the break you’ll find all the politics I promised at the start of this post.

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Progress

Progress

This entry to Flash! Friday from October 2015 feels very timely as it is based on one of America’s Presidential candidates and his experiences of trying to build a golf course in the North East of Scotland. I’ll touch more on that in the Author’s Notes for this story. For now all I say is you’ll find a tale of ambition and old static caravans called Progress below the break. I hope you enjoy!

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