Changing perspectives, indeed. Sometimes it's as simple as standing in a different corner when you look across a room. Seeing things from a different direction can change the way they look and "feel". The same can be said for looking at a situation from a slightly different point of view. I've been doing that today, and, lo and behold, I have found a new perspective on it. It doesn't have to be quite what I thought it was.
Why bring this up? Because it happens that examining the above mentioned situation from a different point of view, also had the effect of encouraging me to look at my own writing from a new perspective. I have always seen my writing as something I enjoy doing, but am not particularly good at. When people liked my stuff, I considered it a lucky coincidence, having nothing to do with any innate talent I may actually have. This, in spite of having been told flat-out, by folks I consider knowledgeable about such things, that I am a pretty good writer. And now I find myself wondering if other writers go through the same thing. I imagine they do.
So. My question is this. Have any of you gone through that? At what point did you finally think, "I'm a writer.", without feeling uncomfortable saying it?
Anyhow, the tome is ready to do its thing, so let me announce our winners this week.
In first place, is Sandra Davies with Muttered Conversation: Sandra, I love the dialogue here. I love not knowing who is saying what, just yet. I also find it a very intriguing way of introducing new characters. Thank you.
My second place winner is Matt Farr with The New Overseers Speech: As always, Matt, you've incorporated the prompts seamlessly. More so, however, was the subject matter and the way you approached it. Thank you.
And now for new words! Ready?
The usual rules apply: 100 words maximum, excluding the title, of flash fiction or poetry using all of the three words above in the genres of horror, fantasy, science fiction or noir. All variants and use of the words as stems are fine.
You have until 11:30 PM EST on Thursday, June 14th, to get your entries in.. Winners will be announced and new words will be posted by 11:30 PM on Friday, June 15th.
The gates are open! Let the games begin!