Flash Fiction

Writing Flash Fiction is my cup of tea, my specialty, or favorite style of fiction writing. Most of my short stories are in this more distinct style. So what is a flash fiction?

A Flash Fiction is fiction of extreme brevity. There is no widely accepted definition of the length of this particular style. Some consider flash fiction to be of 50, 100, or 500 words or less, while others consider stories as long as 1000 words. This kind of story genre is more challenging to write.  Though the form is by definition extremely short, it is not a medium that tolerates fragmented storytelling. The challenge of flash fiction is to tell a complete story in which every word is absolutely essential, to peel away the frills and lace until you’re left with nothing but the hard, clean-scraped core of a story, without sacrificing the weaving of beautiful words and the emotional impact such as that of a novel or a regular short story. Do not make the mistake of assuming that such bare-bones writing is less than elegant or beautiful. Sometimes beauty, or even inspiration, can be found in the simplest of things. And to express such beauty, in so few words, is indeed a challenge.

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