Why would a writer impose a limit of, oh let’s say 700 words, on the length of his or her short story? Doesn’t this word limit also limit what the writer can write about? Doesn’t this word limit prevent the writer from bringing his or her characters fully to life?
The Old Soldier has been writing fiction for over 40 years and he has been writing flash fiction for over 10 years. This is what I have found out about writing flash fiction.
The flash fiction story does not limit a writer in any way.
The flash fiction story at its best exemplifies some of the most attractive elements of the poem (concise language), the play (the effective portrayal of character) and the novel (narrative movement).
Flash fiction has it all.
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