If a flash fiction writer can set his or her imagination free, then all kinds of short stories are possible.
I once wrote a flash fiction tweet about a jilted boyfriend who escapes from a mental institution, buys a gun, confronts his ex-girlfriend in her office which is on a top floor in a skyscraper, backs her in a corner, rips off her blouse and bra and fondles her, laughs and then jumps out the open window to his death. All this, including the title, within 140 characters. The story is buried somewhere in my Triond archives.
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Don’t asked me how I came up with that flash fiction idea.
I do have a fear of heights and when I was a student at the University of Pittsburgh a few years ago, I always felt uneasy taking a class on one of the upper floors. Don’t ask me what I thought was going to happen. Maybe I have a suicidal streak, too.
I do know I find the idea of Twitter and tweets fascinating. I have a Twitter account. My Triond account and my blog are hooked up to my Twitter account.
And I like to fondle women.
Well, I think we’ve solved where the story probably came from. Mix in these personal traits of mine with my imagination and you’ve got the background of this particular flash fiction tweet.
But seriously, folks, who knows where creative writing ideas come from. I think we can all agree that creative writing ideas are a mixture of the real and the imagined.
Where do your creative writing ideas come from?