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 Mills 5 years ago
Do you enjoy reading Flash Fiction?Flash Fiction is defined first as a work of fiction under 1000 words. Second it is not a vignette, but must be a complete story containing a strong plot and a distinct beginning and ending. Is this type of fiction satisfying to you as a reader?
by abunchoftigers 8 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 which I'm kind of proud of.I see flash fiction as the most honest form of writing....
by Sunardi 3 years ago
Who likes writing short story or flash fiction here? I'd like to read.
by Chris Mills 4 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 promoting this idea are threefold. Once the group is formed, rationale for it's...
by Faith Reaper 17 months ago
What is the main difference between Flash Fiction and just a creative fiction short story?I am wondering exactly what is the difference between Flash Fiction and a regular creative fiction short story ... is it just that Flash Fiction is a lot shorter or a certain amount of words?
by Claudia Tello 4 years ago
How are your flash fiction hubs doing in Hubpages?I have some written material stashed away in my computer that could be published as flash fiction, nevertheless, I want to know if flash fiction hubs are worthwhile publishing (meaning get traffic and generate earnings) before I go through all the...
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