Like any other form of fiction, the flash fiction short story at its core is about conflict. Now sometimes the conflict is so low-key that the word “tension” might be a better description of what is going on; but whether we use the word “conflict” or “tension” there is a thread that runs through the story that propels the action and this action must be brought to a resolution of some kind.
So, even though a flash fiction story may only be a couple of hundred words, there must be some conflict or tension that must be resolved. The conflict or the tension does not have to be over-the-top shouting, screaming and fighting. It kind be a low-level loving argument between a husband and wife; but it has to be there.
Because without conflict or tension, you don’t have a story.
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