I am a huge fan of flash fiction. Sometimes a writer will hit a home run with a work of fiction and sometimes it fails. I know what I like in a story but I’m not always sure why I like it. Today I was stumbling around the Friday Fictioneer’s weekly posts, stalking other writers in fact, when I followed the bread crumbs to FlashFriday.wordpress.com I found brilliantly written critiques of selected flash fiction stories. Follow the link below to read a well written post describing the essentials of great flash fiction. You need a beginning, a middle and an end but you also need character development, movement, conflict, growth and resolution all in a few words. This is what the best flash fiction writers do and it’s why their work stands out from the rest.
Enjoy and let me know what you think. Many thanks to Rebekah Postupak at Flash! Friday.
FlashPoints, flash fiction critique.