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What is the difference between flash fiction, a short story, a novella, or a novel?

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Flash Fiction: is anywhere from 6 words to 1k words. It is a complete story and has a beginning, middle, and end.

Short Story: is above 1k but under 10k words. Again, with a beginning, middle, and end.

Novella: is above 10k, but under 40k.

Novel: anything above 40k.




Wow! Did you notice that? It was your day flying by. This publication is your place to enjoy stories of 150 words or fewer about plants and people, wild animals and pets, gardens and food, how-to and how-not-to — written to inform and delight. Did I mention humor?

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