I used to think that short stories would be easier to write because they’re, well, short. However, every time I try to write a short story, it balloons into a full length novel. I guess this isn’t necessarily a bad thing, as long as I can continue to tell the story without just using filler.
I’ve mostly stuck with writing books with the occasional foray into short stories that I end up abandoning when they get too lengthy. Recently, however, I ran across Flash Fiction. If you’ve never heard of Flash Fiction, you’re not alone. Flash Fiction is a story usually between 500 to 1000 words. It seems to mostly thrive online and can sometimes be even shorter than that.
It sounded like a challenge, so I thought I’d try my hand at it. The following post is my first attempt at Flash Fiction. I’ve also written another piece that I’ve submitted to Glimmer Train.