What is the difference between a flash fiction story and a regular-length short story? They’re both about a “significant event given closure”. It’s just that a flash fiction story is a lot shorter. That’s it. Any other definition only muddies up the water. Which means, if you can write a complete short story within 300 to 600 words, more power to you. However, the story has to have story development, characterization, character inter-action, some terse dialogue is always a good thing and of course a resolution.
The story can be about love, war, sex, friends, men and women, relationships and marriage or any random subject. Can’t be done. Sure it can. Just check out the stories in the sidebar on the right under “Great Flash Fiction Stories To Read”.
And if you want to know how to write a flash fiction story, just check out the articles in the sidebar on the right under “More Flash Articles”.
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