When I first started writing short stories I wrote short stories of regular length, between 2,00 to 5,000 words. When I first became interested in writing flash fiction I thought, How in hell am I going to write a short story of around 1,000 words that makes sense let alone is interesting to read?
That my friends is the dilemma of the newbie flash fiction writer.
Never fear. If you are new at writing flash fiction, here is some advice that I hope you will find useful: write about some small event that has importance to one or more characters. That event can be a first kiss, leaving home for the first time, a first job, being fired from a job, finding out someone is in love, joining the army, keeping someone’s trust, some small act that proves friendship or love or loyalty…you see where I’m going with this?
Now surely you can right about some small act that has great importance to somebody and do it in around 900 words.
Keep reading flash fiction stories and keep writing.