Lately I’ve been exploring the literary depths of Flash Fiction. It’s much more difficult than I had thought. I found this definition, as well as a few others (Twitterature)… Go figure!
Some commentators have
suggested that flash fiction possesses a unique literary quality in its ability
to hint at or imply a larger story.
Flash fiction is a fictional work of extreme brevity that still offers character and plot development. Identified varieties, many of them defined by word count, include the six-word story; the 280-character story (also known as “twitterature”); the “dribble” (also known as the “mini-saga,” 50 words); the “drabble” (also known as “micro-fiction,” 100 words); “sudden fiction” (750 words); flash fiction (1,000 words); and “micro-story”.
I frequently flip back to my favorite Stephen King book, especially on lazy days when I’m sitting around not wanting to get into anything big.
On Writing is full of ideas and inspiration. Although, I will say, the “pantcing” technique is beyond me. I still struggle with outlines, developing characters, scenes, etc. But I do love thinking about stories and how I should tell them.
I finally mustered the courage to publish on KDP this weekend. First obstacle behind me, now I keep writing!
In an effort to publish some flash fiction I went to KDP searching for an eBook category for such short stories. Being less than 2000 words, I had thought there would be a certain policy or “rules” to publishing… I couldn’t find any. So, if anybody has ideas as to where or how to publish short stories on Amazon Kindle, I would love to hear suggestions.