That is probably the best advice that the Old Soldier can give to anyone who wants to write flash fiction, “The less backstory the better.” This piece of advice forces the writer to get out of the way of the story, to let the characters act out the story.
The writer of flash fiction simply does not have the luxury of explaining in any length what characters are feeling and thinking and what their history was or what lead up to the beginning of the story.
The less backstory the better.
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