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I choose a block of marble and chop off whatever I don’t need                               ~Auguste Rodin

As micro fiction writers, we encourage each other to write an excess of words and then whittle away whatever causes the piece to sink, be static, or take away from what we want to say.


Are there words or images – even ones that you love – that if you take them out of your fiction, will allow your story to rise and your characters to breathe like the lovers in Rodin’s “The Kiss?”