Flash Fiction – what’s that all about?

What IS Flash Fiction?

When I started writing I was only dimly aware that Flash Fiction even existed.  Over time I’ve read it a few times and I’ve always believed that it was any work that was less than 1000 words.  It turns out that it’s anything under that limit, under 1500 words, under 75 or anything else in between – there’s no cast iron definition. In fact it’s whatever a writer says it is though the common consensus is that at 1500 words you should stop being coy, grow up and call it a short story.

I wasn’t even aware that some people could win a competition or earn a bit of extra cash with it, yet here I am on the long list for a small competition which means £50 and inclusion in an anthology.  Voting closes on the 20th of January.

My story is Ariadne  (by Gavin McMenemy) and you can read it (with voting instructions) here:  Light Reading.

While you’re there you might want to check out the Diamond Light Source site.  They do cool things with fricking lasers Synchrotron radiation* (which I won’t go into detail here).

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