Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Flash Fiction and the like

Fiction of extreme brevity 
has flown under the banner of flash fiction, sudden fiction, microfiction, 
micro-story, short short, postcard fiction, short short story and nanofiction. 
There seems to be no consensus on actually word count, 
anything from 1000 words or less. 

Nanofiction is exactly 55 words long. 
Almost prose poetry.
Its not a new concept, Aesops fables being an early form. 
Chekhov, Hemingway, Kawabata, Vonnegut and Drabble have indulged. 

The Internet, with its new age readership and the love of short quick fixes, 
has brought on new life to flash fiction.
It is addictive!

3 comments:

Von L Cid said...

I jumped in full feet and loved the concept. It's totally fun to write. Here's a contest if you're interested.

Kay Ebeling said...

Where to blogs fit in? Mine is Aging Hippies blog at http://cityofangels25.blogspot.com and our names make us kindred spirits.

Are there flash fiction blogs?

A'ishah K. said...

Hi dear. I've been writing poems for a while but always avoided stories for the 'length'. Just found about flash fiction last week and I'm so motivated to write mine. I'm loving everything you write here. Keep up the good work