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 couldn't figure out where to go with it next; they just sort of end, leaving you hanging, wondering, "Well, what happened next? Is there more?"
I'm afraid I don't get it...
Since I prefer to read well-crafted solid stories extending to at least 200 pages, but preferably far, far more, I'm afraid I don't get this flash thing either.
Flash fiction is one of those things... in the right hands it can be mind blowing... however its sort of like poetry, you have to sift through a lot of terrible material before you get a good one. Personally I would write terrible flash fiction. I love taking the slow path... but I do think flash fiction is a sign of the times. In an era of ADD where no one has the time to read anything longer than a tweet it somehow works.
There are good writers of flash fiction on this site. I hesitate to name them, as I may leave someone out. The difficulty makes some pieces unsuccessful.
Flash fiction is like any other fiction, the way it goes depends on the writer. I have read some great flash fiction that contained so much story in such a short space I was amazed! I couldn't figure out how they could get so much detail and get the reader involved in such a few words. Some of those writers included Frank Atanacio, Ghaelach, and cam8510 to name just a few. I apologize to those wonderful FF writers I didn't name but space prohibits naming all of you. This is just a tiny, tiny representation.
Like any other writing it can be an acquired taste and it is up to the reader to decide whether he likes his suspense short and sweet or long and thorny. And like any writing, it is up to the author to make it good reading.
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 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 abunchoftigers7 years ago
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...
by kimberlyslyrics6 years ago
by DasEngel23 months ago
It needs a bridge and some goats......
by Christy Kirwan3 years ago
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