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Part 3 of this series on writing #microfiction emerges from the misty woods at first light. It yawns, stretches, then lopes off into the wilds of the internet, wary, but expectant.

How to Write Microfiction #3: (Don't) Begin at the beginning


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Microfiction occupies ground somewhere between short story and anecdote. You’re taking your reader on a journey through a world you create, but it’s also vital to hook their emotions and leave them saying “wow” or “hrm.” No one likes a story that dribbles away at the end.
Since wordcount is limited, though, you’ve got to be clever with how you cast your line.

A great tactic is starting in media res. Beginning in the middle (or end) means the details given as the story progresses illuminate context, character & conflict without exposition.
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