The Mouse Vignettes
In late September 2018, I had an idea for what I dubbed a “quick trashy flash fiction piece,” a little bit of sexy macro fun—the story equivalent of a quick sketch. That piece was “Size Doesn’t Matter.” It started out as the (deliberate) antithesis of the sort of work I most often do: it’s not long, not thoughtful, has little characterization and no plot to speak of. It was pretty much just about finding buttons of like-minded people and giving those buttons a firm whack.
The problem is, the mysterious mouse whose point of view the story took was still hanging around, tugging on my muse, feeding me with more images. I couldn’t help but think about writing, well, more with her. While I can’t say a plot emerged, exactly, a narrative certainly did, and it turned out the mouse had a plan…