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The Art of Fiction

What Makes A Good Flash Fiction Piece?

Pare down the bones of story structure to create short fiction.

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To answer that question, we need to understand what flash fiction is about. It is a short story under 1000 words, generally right at or around 500 words. Flash fiction is the length of one short scene with emotional IMPACT using shocks, twists, irony, OR something deeply meaningful to end it.




The craft of writing short fiction specifically flash fiction and the short story. Find tips, prompts, exercises, craft break down, and the occasional impressions of storytelling in fiction and television.

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