I’ve been writing something shorter than usual, its the story that struck me when I contemplated Karen’s cloud photo for her latest writing challenge. The story isn’t in a new genre for me (part of the requirement of this challenge), but I thought I’d write it anyway – better to be writing something than nothing right?
What is new, is that I’m refining it to under 1000 words which will make it my first ever piece of flash fiction. I’ve read some flash, though not a lot, so I’m not expending it to be good flash fiction. We all have to start somewhere though 😉
The challenge has been a lot of fun, under 1000 words doesn’t give you many. As it stands the first draft if over, but I am so looking forward to cutting it down to size, it’ll be a much better story for it. This has led me to go and read more flash though, in an attempt to figure out what it is that makes good flash.
I thought I’d ask here too though: what makes flash work for you? Is it any different to what makes other forms of writing work?
And finally, where do you go to read good flash fiction?