Psst! If you’re getting tired and losing steam, pop over to the comments of yesterday’s Fun-Size Challenge, where people are working through the early parts of the Short Story Framework and getting excited about their ideas. It’s quite infectious.
Why not pull out the Short Story Framework and use it to help plan today’s story?
Write a flash fiction story that involves a flash of light
Realistically, most of the stories you write this month will be Flash Fiction in length (anything up to around 1200 words), but today I want you to focus on making it vivid, the way great flash should be.
Flash Fiction is about more than word count. It is deliberately taut, and yes, short. It should contain one or two vivid moments or images that stay with the reader long after they’ve gone.
Write your story of 1200 words today, and work on making it flash.
Read the StoryADay Flash Fiction Essentials if you need more inspiration.
FLASH FICTION FURTHER READING
Steve Almond, Stop
Erin Morgenstern, The Cat and The Fiddle
Ariel Berry, Useless Things
Naomi Kritzer, Paradox
Josh McColough, Meteor
Rachel Engelman, Joan of Arc Sits Naked In Her Dorm Room
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