I have recently discovered a new kind of fiction. I don't mean I made it up, of course. I mean that in my finals -fueled Internet ramblings (After seven or eight, I ran out of tolerance for videos of squirrels eating lemons*) I stumbled upon a written form called: Flash Fiction.
Flash Fiction is the short short short story.
Flash Fiction pieces are generally under 1000 words and tend to have ambiguous endings. I've heard people say that a novel asks a question and attempts to answer it, and that a short story asks a question... Well, from the pieces I have read I conclude that often a Flash Fiction story merely suggests a question and leaves it at that.
I had a great time reading short short short stories while I should have been studying. I think I will try writing one when I get home for Christmas break.
Here is the link to the website that provide me so much entertainment:
My favorite was The Story of an Hour by Kate Chopin
Happy Finals Week!
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