My idea for this particular piece of flash came from Benjamin Scott’s SCBWI – Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators workshop I attended today on writing a pitch for my novel. I’m not saying that I am now cured from my fear of pitching, but I am a step closer to that fence tumbling down!
So, here is my flash:
The stony-faced agents sat together in neat chairs, tables locked, faces fixed with false smiles.
As I approached I imagined an insurmountable stone fence, groaning under the weight of their nervousness and my self-doubt.
My eyes locked on my chosen agent. She gestured to me to come over. I feared nothing could save me but as I spoke the stones tumbled down leaving me with an open gateway, an opportunity to shine.
I grabbed my pitch and went for it, galloping over my doubts. The fence of agents lay in tatters but my idea was met with cheers.
July 12, 2018, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about a broken fence. You can mend it, leave it, or explain its place in a story. Go where the prompt leads.
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Loved your flash xxx
Thank you Ritu. I am so bad at pitching – terrible sales woman! Lots to work on… xxx
You aren’t terrible and you will only get better xxx
Yes! I suppose that is true I definitely can’t get worse! Lol. xxx
Brilliant Marje. I wish you much success with your pitch. 🌼
Creative and fun as usual, Sis! Sounds like you had a great time. 💜
Yes I did. Thanks sis. 🙂
Love this, Marjorie. <3
Thank you Adele. 🙂
you’re welcome, sis. <3
Brilliant Marje 💜
Thank you Willow. <3
Well done Marje! <3
Thank you. Xxx
Way to tumble the stones in the agents’ fence! An inspiring take on the prompt, Marje. Wishing you the best in tearing down the stones, pitch by pitch.
Thank you Charli. I was struggling with the prompt and then the stony agents idea hit me!
This is a great take, Marje.
Thank you Robbie. 🙂