My idea for Words For Wednesday-Crime Words didn’t seem too popular, so I’m going to try something a little different. What Is? Wednesday. I’ll be sharing a variety of definitions, explanations and photos that explain what something is, usually with a literature or “readerly” angle. Should be something of interest for all readers…eventually! Today we’re starting with…
Flash fiction is a fictional work of extreme brevity that still offers character and plot development. Identified varieties, many of them defined by word count, include the six-word story, the 280-character story (also known as “twitterature“), the “dribble” (also known as the “minisaga“; 50 words), the “drabble” (also known as “microfiction“; 100 words), “sudden fiction” (750 words), flash fiction (1,000 words), nanotale, and “micro-story“. (definitions credited to Wikipedia)
Do you have a favorite piece of short fiction? Tell us about it in the comments below!