Of course, I’m talking about a good idea for a flash fiction story. After all, this magazine is the Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette.
As of this morning, the Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette is averaging 1,035 views every day for December 2012. This means that there is a good chance that this publication will get more than 30,000 views this month for the first time in its four-year history of publication.
You can’t beat that with a stick! But I digress.
In my humble opinion, the element of time is the deciding factor in whether or not an idea will make for a good flash fiction short story.
You have to ask yourself, will this idea allow me to present a significant situation where the majority of the action takes place within a time frame of a few minutes or at most within a time frame of a few hours?
If the answer is yes, you should pursue the idea and see where it takes you.
If the answer is no, you may want to come up with another idea.
Remember, none of my suggestions on how to write flash fiction are meant to be hard, fast rules; but they work for me and I think they will work for you, too.
This is the Old Soldier reporting from Pittsburgh.
Be sure to check the front page for the latest updates.
- Notes On How To Write Flash Fiction (pittsburghflashfictiongazette.com)
- Never Forget That We Writers Are Entertainers Too (pittsburghflashfictiongazette.com)