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Saturday
Mar182006

Year of the Pig

faijin.jpgDim Sum is a Cantonese term loosely translated as "touch the heart," although it’s possibly derived from the phrase yat dim sum yi, meaning “little token”. With that in mind, here’s another little token. A bite size morsel of flash, served up over at Fictional Musings. It’s entitled Year of the Pig.

If you enjoy it, let me know. If not, send it back to the kitchen and we'll fix you a grilled cheese sandwich or something.

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Reader Comments (7)

I read you're story...I was surprised at the end, which I think is great. I def. want to know more about the little girl. What happens next? Great work.
March 19, 2006 | Unregistered Commenterkathie
Writing flash is too much fun. That's the beauty of it––I have no idea what happens to the little girl. In my mind, she and her mother disappear into SF, while company investigators seek them for questioning in the murder. They’re finally caught and the mother takes the rap for her daughter, is jailed and eventually hung. The daughter lives on seeking to make something of her mother's sacrifice. How's that sound?


March 20, 2006 | Registered CommenterJamie
Oh goodie, I get to post here now...

Jamie, thank you again for submitting to FM. I am very impressed with your writing and hope you find the time to share with us again.

And thanks for the link. =)
March 22, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterKelly Parra
Thanks Kelly.

Writing flash is a real guilty pleasure. Sort of a one-night-stand at the keyboard.

I'm applying to a few juried writers' conferences this summer and one required a one-pager, so I jammed one out each night for a week--all story starters basically, but with Chinese themes.

Maybe I'll post them all and let everyone vote on which one I should submit...
March 22, 2006 | Unregistered Commenterjamie ford
You know I really think writer cons are the way to go, especially with meeting editors and agents. And I hate to use the label of multicultural fiction--I don't really call my fiction that even though I write characters with different cultural backgrounds--but what you have with chinese themed writing is unique, and that stands out. Good luck.
March 23, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterKelly
Jaime,
I really like the way you turn a phrase. I enjoyed this story and, to tell you the truth, I didn't see it coming. Nice ending.
March 23, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterMeleta McHarlin
Thanks Meleta, and a big thanks to Kelly. It's nice to have sites like hers that provide sounding boards for experimentation.

Multi-cultural stories intrigue me. It's what I'm most comfortable writing, and what I enjoy, but nothing I'd seriously considered exploring until this year. But it is unique, and it's what I'm about, so I'll send some stuff out this year and see what sticks.


March 23, 2006 | Unregistered CommenterJamie

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