I’ve been toying with one-sentence works of flash fiction here on my blog. (Or should I call fiction that short micro-fiction? I kind of like flick fiction, as if there’s a fleck of something I really need to get off my finger.)
A while ago, I offered the following: A Pentagon file clerk, who wishes to remain anonymous for fear of losing her — or his — job, uncovered proof that weather balloons come from outer space.
I then received the message below in response to it. As it is from an entity whose hyperlinked name takes us to a site that sells bonsai trees, I think it just might possibly be spam perhaps.
Throughout the grand design of things you secure a B- for effort and hard work. Exactly where you confused me ended up being in all the details. As they say, the devil is in the details… And that could not be much more true right here. Having said that, permit me tell you just what did deliver the results. The writing is actually highly powerful and this is possibly why I am making the effort to opine. I do not make it a regular habit of doing that. Next, while I can certainly see the jumps in reason you make, I am not necessarily certain of how you appear to unite the details which in turn produce the actual conclusion. For right now I will yield to your position however wish in the future you actually connect the dots much better.
Ouch. B- because of all the details and the disconnected dotage. Clearly, my flick fiction isn’t flicky enough.