Flash Fiction

Flash fiction is a genre of fiction, defined as a very short story. While there is no set word count that separates flash fiction from more traditional short stories, flash fiction stories can be as short as a few words. Flash fiction is also known as sudden fiction, short-short stories, microfiction, or microstories.

Sometime around 2010 I got into Flash Fiction. I even bought a book on the genre. It’s around here somewhere. I also frequented a website where you could post your Flash Fiction. Before there were all these sub-generes of Flash Fiction it was just called Flash Fiction and the site had a 55 word limit. I submitted a few things but this fifty-four word one I considered my best and it got some nice comments.

Bobby’s crude taunts and threats continued to torment me days later.  His words wound deeper than any stick or stone ever could.  Had I the courage then, a swift right hook could have soothed the pain.  The finality of a blunt instrument to the head and a shallow grave gave some measure of consolation.

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