Flash Fiction

What is flash fiction?

I don’t know about you but my immediate response when I need to find out about something nowadays is to ‘Google’ it. So I found myself poring over what Wikipedia had to say:

“Flash fiction is a style of fictional literature or fiction of extreme brevity. There is no widely accepted definition of the length of the category.”

Later in the article, I found this gem:

“In China the style is frequently called a “smoke long” or “palm-sized” story, with the comparison being that the story should be finished before the reader could finish smoking a cigarette.”

For the purpose of this section of the blog I am including stories of mine that are between about 100 and 500 words.

Because there are a number of writing prompts on the web I tend to write a lot of 100 word stories.

 

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