Flash fiction is taking a photograph or an idea and writing a brief scene about what is happening in the story. It is usually around 200-500 words and doesn't really delve into the background behind the characters or their actions. It is like a hot, sizzling little preview for a larger story.
I love writing flash fiction because it challenges my writing. I have to convey a thought, a scene, a feeling in very few words. This is similar to writing poetry. The author must carefully select their words to entice the reader into the story.
I've written quite a few different flash fiction pieces over the last year. I'm thinking about putting them together into a book. But this is where I want your thoughts and opinions. Do you enjoy Flash Fiction? Do you enjoy reading short scenes without all the details?
I value your thoughts on this. Feel free to comment and let me know!
Musings from Michigan