Little Fiction/Big Truths is an online blog, which is a site for writers to submit their own literary fiction and nonfiction works. The site was created to bring together digital media and literature, including fiction, nonfiction, and flash stories. The nonfiction aspect is through their sister site, Big Truths, created by Amanda Leduc. On this site, there are options the reader can choose to take them into different genres. There is even something created on the site as an option called, Mixtapes, which is a collection of author made playlists of short stories that have either written or recommended for the reader. This relates to the topics outlined in the class coursework because again, it gives the reader options to pick and choose what they want to read and how they want to read it. Readers can read through kindles, e-books, iBooks, and smart phones, which is the digital aspect.
The literary fiction I chose on this site was a flash story called A Good Night by Diana Davidson. This story also relates to the class course work because the author makes the story about the reader. She makes it a point to include the reader in the story as a character instead of making it a story between just fictional characters. The author actually addresses the reader by using, “you,” making the reader actually interact.
The most interesting thing about this literary work is that it is complimented with a read-aloud by Xe Sands on Soundcloud. Once the reader clicks on the link, someone acts the story out in a voice over. Unlike an audio-book, soundcloud is easier to access financially because it is free as opposed to premium services such as, audible.com. According to Little Fiction, Soundcloud holds over fourteen short stories that are listed on this site.
Link to A Good Night on Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/xe_sands/gp-10-4-13-agoodnightlf