By the Dots
We all have strange relationships with punctuation — do you overuse exclamation marks? Do you avoid semicolons like the plague? What type of punctuation could you never live without? Tell us all about your punctuation quirks!
One of the most important things that I have learned in my adventures as a novice, flash fiction writer would be the prominence of punctuation in a short piece of fiction.
Punctuation can assist in the telling of the story. I am sure that before I begin my journey as a writer, I had never realized that.
While the period, the question mark, and the exclamation mark are all necessary to assist a writer, in a piece of flash fiction, the ellipsis (…) can allow the writer to continue a reader’s journey laterally, in a series of thoughts, without adding a single word to the story.
For a writer of flash fiction, the ellipsis is a must!
In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “By the Dots.”