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in Memory of Margaret H.L. Lim

Dorothy's Song

I wrote DOROTHY’S SONG for a short fiction competition that was later cancelled, much to my disappointment. Instead of letting it gather electronic dust in the folder on my desktop, I’m posting it for all of you who might be interested.

I thought it would be a breeze, writing a “short short”. How wrong I was! The largest stumbling block was the limited number of words. In this case, not more than 2500. I couldn’t leisurely build up a character or set up an atmosphere. The time frame was limited, the window opening on the act, a mere gap. I had to pare everything down to essentials. - Margaret Lim

Note: THIS IS NOT A CHILDREN'S STORY!

 Dorothy's Song by Margaret H.L. Lim