Define A Tall Tale


Write a “tall tale” about what happened to you on this island in two hundred and fifty words or less.

Flash writing is about simplicity.

Send it to me and I will post the best one.

Define a ‘tall tale.”

Did you know that Australian short fiction originated from the tall tales of bush-rangers and other early writers of the 19th and twentieth centuries such as Henry Lawson. “The Loaded Dog” is an example of one of Lawson’s tall tales.

What are the main elements of the tall tale?   How does a tall tale differ from a short tale?

I’m off t the Virgin Islands to research Ma’s adventures with pirates for my “tall tales.”  See you in a week or two or ten or even a few years….









Kaye LindenDefine A Tall Tale

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