With Some Nanofiction & Microfiction
A relatively new term; Flash Fiction has replaced terms such as “short short story” to describe tales that are minimal in length. Some also use terms such as Nano Fiction & Micro Fiction; however these seem to have a set form whereas flash fiction is still open for debate.
I, like many others before me have always wanted to write a book. I like many others before me can’t get motivated enough, or hold onto one concept long enough, to write an 80,000 page document.
So I have been looking at short or rather, shorter stories and came across Flash Fiction. Flash Fiction is a story of 1,000 words or under; some say between 100 and 500 words. Now I think I can do that!
After doing a little research; yes including Wikipedia; I am working on the lines that nano fiction is a story of 55 words in length. Micro fiction on the other hand is one of less than 300 words. I will try and keep my works to under 500 words where possible; so some may be micro fiction; others nano fiction; yet all are flash fiction!
Some of these flashes (stories) will be grouped together; for instance one repeating character used will be “The Dreamer”. So although each flash will be a story in its own right; together the characters grouped stories could form a longer one. Hopefully you get my drift.