Flash Fiction Facts

I admit, I’m addicted. Here’s why I love flash fiction: 1. It’s short 2. It’s fun 3. I like having a new category on my blog. I’ve been blogging since 2002 so this is a refreshing change.

My Florida writing group, particularly our leader Doraine Riley (pictured with me above) is the reason I started posting flash fiction. She brought in an article that referenced John Dufresne, author of the book Flash! Writing the Very Short Story and challenged us to try it. I was flummoxed. I didn’t know the shape of flash fiction. I wasn’t sure how to start or for that matter end a very short story.

So I bought Dufresne’s book and not only does he explain what to do, and how to do it, but he has loads of examples of flash fiction by some of the best writers working in the genre. I fell in love with those stories and wanted to try it myself.

Which is the short version of why I have been posting flash fiction.