Winning With Flash Fiction

ChinaFlash Fiction or Micro Fiction are terms used to describe a story that is very short, usually under 300 words, although some flash fiction can run up to 1000 words. According to Wikipedia, flash fiction in China is often called Smokelong due to the fact that the reader should be able to finish the story before he finishes smoking a cigarette.

As a writer, I’ve found that working with flash fiction has helped me with my longer work. Because of its brevity, I’m learning to write tight, telling a coherent and… Continue reading

Christmas Eve Tale

The following is a short, short story or a flash fiction. Flash fiction can be fun to write and there is a market for it. For more examples of this writing, go to http://www.flashfictiononline.com/index.html.

In the silence of the dark living room, in the boughs of the Christmas tree, a strange conversation evolves.

“Okay, it’s safe to talk.”

“Is that you Snowy?”

Snowy2“You betcha, Olga. Mr. Snowman, himself. How’s our pretty little ice skating queen?”

“I’m still here.”

“Me, too “… Continue reading