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missing two words

Friday, May 20th, 2011 | tags:  |

Dad claims investigated

Five word Flash Fiction Friday (5F).

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aggressive marketing

Friday, May 13th, 2011 | tags: ,  |

Vikings bringing socks and haberdashery

Five word Flash Fiction Friday (5F).

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bed removed

Friday, May 6th, 2011 | tags:  |

bed removed, struggle started

Five word Flash Fiction Friday (5F), with a twist. The twist is a missing word. Can you spot the missing word?

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sleep

Friday, April 29th, 2011 | tags:  |

sleep can hurt you too

Five word Flash Fiction Friday (5F)

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human rafts

Friday, April 22nd, 2011 | tags:  |

riding bloated bodies to safety

Five word Flash Fiction Friday (5F)

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ground swallowing

Friday, April 15th, 2011 | tags:  |

OMG! Virus emailed to EVERYONE!

Five word Flash Fiction Friday (5F)

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tragic movie icon

Friday, April 8th, 2011 | tags: ,  |

Gina, lotta bridge hit her

Five word Flash Fiction Friday (5F)

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raw cheeks

Friday, April 1st, 2011 | tags:  |

Raw cheeks, spatula replaced. Resignation

Five word Flash Fiction Friday (5F)

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darkness

Friday, March 25th, 2011 | tags:  |

intensive care – lights out 10pm

Five word Flash Fiction Friday (5F)

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crash landing

Friday, March 18th, 2011 | tags:  |

crash landing, tortoise shell intact

Five word Flash Fiction Friday (5F)

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peadiatrician explained

Friday, March 11th, 2011 | tags:  |

peadiatrician explained, you slip away

Five word Flash Fiction Friday (5F)

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bang!

Friday, March 4th, 2011 | tags:  |

exploding trainers obscured running target

Five word Flash Fiction Friday (5F)

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moving

Friday, February 25th, 2011 | tags: ,  |

bed gone

everyone

moved on

The first in a weekly series – Five-word Flash Fiction Fridays (5F)

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five word flash

Wednesday, February 23rd, 2011 | tags: , ,  |

Police marksman arrived, we hid

flash fiction inspired by Ernest Hemmingway

While wandering through websites for writers I learned a lot about the writing community and a little about writing. I learned that:

  • when submitting stories to competitions it is considered a courtesy to submit them with 12 point font and double line spacing. No competitions provided guidance on the use of illustrations.
  • A short story is over 1,000 words. I’ve not yet found and upper limit but one site described a 7,000 word story as a short story
  • Flash fiction is normally used to describe stories from 5 to 500 words

Flash fiction is growing in popularity, blogging provides an excellent practice and publishing ground for Flash fiction writers. Several people wrote about how flash fiction is popular with readers because it fits with modern lifestyles. That’s right, blame the reader! We dont have the patience or time to read longer literary formats. Gosh, I hope that’s not happening, but if flash fictions encourages more reading that’s a good thing.


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