The flash fiction below is based loosely on a true story! I’ve been asked to beta read twice recently. One of those beta reads was a little different…
Good vibrations can come in the most unusual ways! A friend of mine asked me to beta read for her. She mentioned that her story wasn’t her usual style of writing and she was using a pseudonym. With various writing projects on the go, I didn’t give it much thought. I knew I’d help her, as she’s always supported me.
When I started reading the manuscript, I soon realised what she meant. This was a sensual read. I ploughed on; completing the beta edits of the romantic erotica in record time!
June 18, 2020, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less), write a story that includes good vibrations. What is unfolding? Is someone giving off or receiving the feeling? Where is the story situated? Gather some good vibes and go where the prompt leads!
Respond by June 23, 2020. https://carrotranch.com/2020/06/19/june-18-flash-fiction-challenge-2/
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Haha, I had to read it twice to “get it.” Heehee, good vibrations!
Just a bit of a giggle! Lol
Ooh! I loved this! Under another name, I also write romantic erotica, but never really know if I should urge people to read it or apologise for it. Never mind, it’s fun to write. Good vibrations indeed!
No need to apologise Katherine. Lol. I’m glad you enjoyed.
Fun flash, Marje! That could be startling coming from a writing friend who typically writes something else.
Yes indeed! Lol. 🙂
I had a similar, but real event involving a writer. I had met her a few times, and she wanted a honest opinion of a book she had written. She did not understand why it was faltering, in fact had not sold a one. I didn’t have to open a page to know why this novel had failed to garner attention. The story was a good domestic style noir, well written I must say. The cover though looked like the book contained explicit erotica, and thus put buyers off. On the back of shades of grey she decided to use what she believed to be a younger look, when instead it depicted something not so much youthful as tawdry.
A fun response to the prompt Marje, well done.
Thank you Ellen. What a strange thing to do! No wonder it put readers off. Your cover should always depict the content within! How confusing.
🤔 she was convinced by someone outside of fold.