Flash Fiction

Recently, I have decided to begin writing again on a more consistent basis. In truth, I feel rusty, so I have decided to practice and dust off my composition skills. At the same time, I have decided to take some time off from my family history articles and short stories about my ancestors. I need a break. Therefore, I currently participate in the Get Started Right Writing Challenge from Writer’s Digest. In February, I will begin the Flash Fiction Challenge, also from Writer’s Digest. In the meantime, I am looking at the Flash Fiction Challenge from last year. I plan to use prompts from the previous year to help me get started on my new writing selections. So, here’s to a new year and new stories! Wish me luck!

What exactly is Flash Fiction, you ask?

While the definitions vary, flash fiction maintains three distinct types of writing. But as this writing genre grows and changes, don’t quote me! Tomorrow may be a whole new ballgame. I love, love writing!

  • Flash fiction: Max 1,500 words.
  • Sudden fiction: Max 750 words.
  • Drabble, or microfiction: Max 100 words.

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One thought on “Flash Fiction

  1. Bravo Ann Marie.
    I look forward to both enjoying your writing and cheering you on.
    I don’t recall when I first laid out my own story length classification ranges but I tried to pick what seemed to be most common as reported by various writing organizations I found online.
    Mostly for my own use, I documented them simply on a page at the top of my fiction menu. In case it might prove helpful – a simple table is at this link:

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