- Books, Literature, and Writing»
- Commercial & Creative Writing»
- Creative Writing
Fight with A Monkey and Two More Flash Fiction Stories With Interesting Flash Fiction Facts
Fight with A Monkey- Flash Fiction Story
He was descending the stairs along with his wife engaged in a pleasant gossip with her. Suddenly a monkey appears sitting at a turn of the stairs, ready to pounce on them. He gathers all his courage and gives a heavy punch with full force on its face. Monkey gets bewildered. It stares into his eyes and retreats back.
The Monkey of The Flash Fiction Story
What is Flash Fiction Meaning and Significance
Take some thrilling incidents that can take place in a person's real life which may require immediate decision or action and weave a few lines around it just like my ideas of a dream depicting the flight of a woman from home and some real incidents of the fight with a monkey or the clinging down of a boy under a railway track. You need not complete the full story. Leave something for readers to conclude or interpret it in their own way. That is called "Flash Fiction" - the telling of an incident in a much appealing way to the senses and mind of your audience within few sentences or phrases.
I hope you will automatically understand the meaning and get an idea of the flash fiction stories by reading the below-narrated three stories of flash fiction.
Flight from Home- A Flash Fiction Story
She was walking briskly with despair on that hot summer day. An auto stops. She climbs into it and reaches an isolated deserted temple in that haunting midday and sits in a corner weeping at her fate undecided what to do. A stranger approaches and asks her to come with him. She panics with his sudden presence. Meanwhile, she opens her eyes to find where she is.
Clinging Down to the Railway Track- Another Flash Fiction story
It was a summer holiday and the boys were enjoying a walk on the railway track to reach their destination quickly. Suddenly, a train horn sounds from behind and they run for safety. One of them was not fast enough and the train approached nearer. In a fraction of the second, he hangs himself down to the cemented portion of the bridge, clinging downwards above the water of a canal beneath it. The train passes while he was still gasping with horror.
The Railway Track Bridge Over Water Canal
Cast your Votes
Which of the three stories you liked most?
How to Generate Flash Fiction Story Ideas
Below is a video which gives you some hints as to generating a story with creative ideas and descriptive words that tell much in very few words. The story should have a main character, a place, a plot or situation that creates excitement and conflict in mind needing quick decision or awakening. You can see in the above stories how the main character faced unexpected confrontations with a monkey or frightening situations of an approaching train while he is still in the midst of crossing the bridge. The spontaneous reactions in his behavior and the smart actions taken by him tell the story. The result is based according to the actions of the person tackling the situation or according to the reader interpreting the story.
How to Generate Flash Fiction Ideas
Some Facts about Flash Fiction Writing
- Flash Fiction stories are considered to be of a length of up to 300 words by some writers whereas others consider even a 1000 word story as flash fiction.
- Flash fiction stories are further referred to as small flash fiction, micro-fiction, short-short stories, very small stories, palm-sized story, sudden fiction, postcard fiction, etc.
- Whatever may be the length, the main purpose of flash fiction is to tell a story in very fewer words as possible.
- The length of the story should be so as to be read within very few minutes, say even in a minute or two.
- It should contain a character, a plot or incident, and a sudden twist at the end.
- Many writers have even tried micro-micro stories of very few words as 6 words, 12 words and 18-word stories.
Even a Picture Tells You a Short Story
A Famous Six Word Story
"For Sale: baby shoes, never worn."
- This story is supposed to be written by Ernest Hemingway.
Famous Story Tellers of Flash Fiction & Short Stories
- Aesop of "Aesop's Fables" who was a slave and storyteller in ancient Greece before 6th century BCE.
- Japanese Zen teacher Muju of "Zen Koans" or Zen parables, written in the Japanese language during the 13th century and later translated into English in the 20th century.
- Ernest Hemingway
- Lydia Davis
- Chris Red Martiny
- Arthur C.Clarke
- Merrilee Faber
- David Joseph
- Joyce Carol Oates
- Ray Bradbury
- John Cage
- Shruti Parthasarathy
One Sentence Story- "Tomorrow"
"I go through everything in the house, sifting through drawers, books, clothes, collecting regret; tomorrow I'll decide if I should burn the pile or not."
- By Shruti Parthasarathy
Getting Ideas and Tips for How to Write A Story
- Writers get ideas from observations, incidents, imaginations, and creativity.
- They observe everything with an eye of how to utilize and plant it in his story.
- You can watch nature, trees, plants, sky, sea, waterfalls, caves, valleys, mountains, clouds, rains, sunrise, sunset, people, their actions, habits, clothes, eating styles, culture, or animals and their behaviour, or places, events or any stuff that can be the background for your story.
- Create a plot, run the story, introduce characters, create incidents, give twists, take your readers all along emotionally and excitingly tied up with the characters and then end it with some positive or negative result that leaves the readers wondering about it.