I'm a brand new hubber, interested in creative writing among everything else.
I wonder what fellow hubbers' opinions are of flash fiction-- very short short stories. I've written a few 100 word fantasy stories which I'm kind of proud of.
I see flash fiction as the most honest form of writing. You distill everything that needs to be said about a topic, a moment in a character's life, that feeling you get when she walks by, and cut out all the fluff.
Wasted words bury us. Captivate me in one brilliant breath of life.
You can't lie in 100 words.
Silently we wait.
We are looking from a somewhat obscured vantage point.
There is no chance to rectify the situation.
We have a few minutes to run once we spot them.
Alas, no matter how much of a head start we have, they will catch up to us.
Trepidation turns into extreme fear. The type that eats and tears at your gut. Punishment will be swift and very harsh.
I turn to my sister and say........
"I see our parents now and we are sure going to be in trouble for the mess we made during the bash we threw."
Flash fiction with a twist with exactly 100 words.
I use to have a book of mysteries which were only about 2 pages in length. Book size was about equal to 5x7 and a paperback. I loved that book. Twas never returned. I think they would do just awesome.
Our writing group, Riverside Writers, had fun recently with a flash fiction project. Each month we set a project to write a poem or short story on a particular theme. Our flash fiction theme was "The Literary Chicken", and when we shared our efforts the following month there were some excellent little stories amongst them.
Some magazines like flash fiction as editors find them useful for filling small page gaps.
The challenge was set.
He couldn’t contemplate what he would do or even if he had the opportunity to succeed, all he knew was that he must try. In his existence, nothing had challenged him as much as this daunting task; indeed usually his confidence and ability meant that even the toughest challenge was more akin to a walk in the park, or any other similar cliché you could think of.
Steeling himself, he looked at the task and wondered if it was the same as his normal challenges –alas, this was terrifyingly different, this was the flash fiction challenge…..
(My attempt 100 words exactly)
by Chris Mills3 years ago
I have communicated with some flash fiction writers and others interested in writing ff, about beginning a forum for sharing and critiquing our ff stories prior to publishing on HubPages. My rationale for...
by Chris Mills4 years ago
I have written five of these stories over the past two months. I really enjoy it and would like to talk with others about things like optimum length, titles, flow of the story etc. If you haven't heard about...
by Christy Kirwan2 years ago
Creative writers over the age of 18 who are native speakers of English are eligible. If you're interested, please check out the latest Blog Post for details and info on how to sign up.
by Liz Elias3 years ago
I have to admit to being an old fogey, and not being familiar with this new term, or genre.I've read a couple of such pieces here on HP, and to me, they seem like someone started to write a novel or short story, and...
by Little wonders5 years ago
Hi, I was just wondering if hubpages is a good place to publish short stories? If so, what kind? Would there be an interest in Christian short stories?
by TransScribbler6 years ago
How short is a short story?There seems to be some confusion in these parts as to what constitutes a "short" story. Personally, I have written stories as short as fifty words. Another I recently put forward for...
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