Here’s a nice long microfiction piece for you all. I know that sounds weird, but when I think of microfiction, I think of stories that are no more than 100 words. They also look small. This one’s a nice wall of text, but I think you’ll enjoy it anyway.
I was thinking of Michael Scott from The Office when he comes out of the meeting in New York talking about how he can just start a sentence and have no idea where it’s going and just hope for the best. That’s kind of what I did here!
I always catch myself rambling, unable to stop myself once I get going. I don’t even need to know what I’m talking about either. It’s so easy to change the subject. The only thing you need to keep in mind is that it has to be kind of related to what you were originally talking about because people notice when you’re changing the subject. Hopefully, by the end of the discussion, you can loop back around to the original idea as if everything has naturally come full circle, which is what the most powerful people in the world consistently do regardless of whether or not everyone else is aware of what they’re doing. Look at politics. How many times has a politician answered a yes-or-no question with only a yes or no? You don’t have to fake it ’till you make it, but you definitely should keep in mind that there are tons of rich people who live well beyond their means their entire lives and no one ever questions the legitimacy of their fortunes until it comes out in the media that they’re millions of dollars in debt. They don’t have to be careful with their money; they have to keep their mouths shut around certain people who will take that information and use it to bring you down because of jealousy, ego, and spite. All I try to do is be aware.
If you’re interested in submitting your own fiction piece to Come and Go Literary, see my submission guidelines for more details. I accept microfiction, flash fiction, and short stories up to 4,000 words!