March 6, 2011

Flash fiction

Flash fiction, take that word in your mouth and taste it for a little while. Sounds awfully cool, doesn’t it? For those of you who doesn’t know, flash fiction is another word for a short story, or rather, a really short story. How short depends on who you ask, but the consensus seems to be shorten than 1,000 words. That would be some 5,000 characters, assuming the average word in the English language is 5 characters, which it is according to Google.

I’m a big fan of short stories and I think it is a shame they are generally seen as commercially unsound. If they weren’t we’d see more of it, obviously. Money talks, even for writers. Or especially for them, perhaps, what do I know.

I’m in a short story mood, so as soon as the mammoth gig Odd Alice is doing for an exciting company is done I’m bound to let out some steam by pursuing some of the ideas I have.

Flash fiction. I like it.

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