Friday, March 25, 2011

Friday Funnies--Ancient Style!

We interrupt our regularly scheduled caption funnies for something a little different (and to be honest, more awesome). Check out this amazing short piece, "I am Europa," by Amalia Dillin (http://blog.amaliadillin.com/).

Her flash fiction reminds of what an ad guy I used to write for once told me: "If clients need a 2,500 word write-up, I ask for a week. If they want 250 words, I ask for two. If they need 25 words, I ask for a month."

It's actually HARDER to write short--to whittle your story down to it's essence. Well done, Amalia. Meanwhile, thanks to Europa, all teen girls need to know that a guy pretending to be a bull (god or not) is always filled with BS!

Happy Friday!

4 comments:

Amalia T said...

Thanks so much! I know I said it already but it deserves to be said again! I'm so glad you like my flash piece!

(Based on a true story, no less!)

Elizabeth O. Dulemba said...

Funny Europa post! And I so totally agree on the writing numbers! Mark Twain said it best, "If I'd had more time, I'd have written a shorter letter." :) e

Vicky Alvear Shecter said...

My pleasure, Amalia. Obviously, I loved the piece!

Vicky Alvear Shecter said...

E, I love that Twain quote! So dang right (or write, I should say). ;-)