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Dear Kaye

Do you agree that there can be multiple morals in a Story?

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Prashant

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Hello Prashant,
Yes, of course there can be multiple morals in a story. Look at the fables and the classic fairy tales where we learn multiple lessons about good versus evil, kindness versus cruelty. In Red Riding Hood we learn about kindness as when Red Riding Hood takes food to her grandmother. We learn about good versus evil when the wolf ends up dead. Good wins. Kindness wins. Morals come in layers within a story. Generally, the hero wins because of his good deeds which are not just one and the villain loses because of his many bad deeds.
I hope this helps.
Kaye Linden
www.kayelinden.com
I refer you to my new reference book "35 Tips for Writing a Brilliant Flash Story" which is now out on Amazon.com in paperback and kindle versions. This addresses some of your questions.  

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Kaye Linden

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I am an expert on flash fiction and flash non-fiction writing and critiquing. I can answer any questions on the craft and evaluation of short story writing and short and long story structure. I can also answer questions about the craft of fiction writing in general.

Experience

Teacher of short fiction at Santa Fe College, Gainesville References available. Past Editor-in-Chief (2010-11) of the Bacopa Literary Review Responsibility for the publication of the 2011 edition of the Bacopa Literary Review 2012-13 Short Fiction editor of the Bacopa Literary Review (decision-maker for all short fiction for general submissions and contest) Fiction critique group that meets monthly Active leader in short fiction workshops for the Writers Alliance of Gainesville MFA in writing (national accreditation) from Whidbey Writers’ Workshop (NILA) In addition, multiple classes online with Gotham Writers Workshops and Writers Digest in both poetry and short fiction Currently enrolled in online advanced writing classes. (past classes with poets Michael Dylan Welch and Carolyne Wright)

Organizations
Florida Writers Association, Writers Alliance of Gainesville, The Bacopa Literary Review, Toastmasters International (certification in Competent Communication) The American Medical Editors Association. Whidbey Island Writers MFA Alumni Association

Publications
Kaye’s 2014 publications of short stories, flash fictions and haiku include but are not limited to: "Tales from Ma's Watering Hole" forty tale collection Copper Review “The Scribe” February 2014 Folio Oak Literary Magazine “Just in Time for the Old Man’s Passing” Jan. 2014 “Ghazal for My Lover” Soundings Literary Review print journal Spring 2014 Lists of past short story publications available upon request

Education/Credentials
Master of Fine Arts in fiction with a specialty in short story writing. (MFA) MFA acquired from Whidbey Island Writers Workshop in 20011 (national accreditation) (Also known as NILA) Bachelors degree in science/Nursing Please refer to: http://www.singingformyfriends.com http://www.kayelinden.com

Awards and Honors
http://shortfictionwritersguild.wordpress.com/2013/10/07/sfwg-2013-flash-fiction-contest-results/ third place for “My Soul is Driving” a reprint October 2013 Contest Honorable Mention for the short story collection ”Tales from Ma’s Watering Hole” June 2013 Leapfrog Press http://www.leapfrogpress.com/ Contest: Honorable Mention for "Tales from Ma's Watering Hole" for the best ebook in the 2013 Writers Digest competition

Past/Present Clients
Students from the Santa Fe classes, critique group members, Writers Alliance of Gainesville members. References available upon request

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