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!
1/13/2013 12:43:16 am
I too have enjoyed writing flash fiction. It keeps my writing fresh, not to mention the plot bunnies :) I also enjoy reading flashes, it's a great way to tease yourself with a new to you author. Pulling all your flashes together is a fab idea.
1/13/2013 02:49:19 am
Thanks! I appreciate the thoughts.
1/13/2013 12:57:29 am
I used to write heaps of flash fiction and I love it.. A friend of mine published a collection and did really well with it and I may (if I ever have the time) consider doing the same as I do actually have loads of stuff archived away someplace...x
1/13/2013 02:49:51 am
Thanks Tallulah. It helps to know that others have found it to be successful!
1/13/2013 03:46:14 am
I love writing flash fiction. I've gotten a lot of kernels for new stories from 100-1000 words prompted in some way. I like reading them too. Easy to squeeze into a busy day.
1/13/2013 08:41:29 am
1/16/2013 06:11:26 am
Sounds like a fun read. I'm partial to short scenes that pack a punch.
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