Short Stories


short stories

A little while ago, I wrote about choosing a Narrative Voice for your story. One of the aspects I looked at was person, with 1st and 3rd person being the most commonly used in fiction.

In my first year at University, one of my tutors set out the possibility of writing a story using 2nd person perspective. It was something that sounded like an interesting exercise and as a result, I put together the short story that is now called “Kevin.”

Second person is a tricky voice to use as it implies you are talking directly to another person (much as I am now). I’m not sure it could be sustained for an entire novel, but playing with it for this short story was a lot of fun, as essentially the character I created talks to himself throughout as a continuous “pep talk.”

Follow the link below to read the full story, and then please do come back and leave a comment below with your thoughts. I’d love to hear what you think of the story itself, and your ideas of using 2nd person as a narrative voice.


Copyright © Rachael Farrimond 2019


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