Do it. Submit!
is a style of fictional literature or fiction of extreme brevity. There is no widely accepted definition of the length of the category. Some self-described markets for flash fiction impose caps as low as 300, while others consider stories as long as 1000 words to be flash fiction.
— good ol’ Wikipedia
It all started with the Hugo House’s flash fiction Fridays on Twitter. They provide a prompt; you deliver a story in one tweet. It’s that “simple.”
I can’t wait for Fridays any longer.
I’ve opened up a new twitter account where I will be posting my “short” fictions (which will also be delivered on here). Feel free to follow me on both platforms and join in on the writing fun. Drop me your latest works to share or suggest prompts— I’m game for everything.
This is incredible.
When #HHfiction started a couple months ago, I was hoping it would create a wider literary community online and inspire people to write more. However, seeing something happen is different from hoping it would happen. This post popped up on my tracked Hugo House tags last week, and it blew me away.
I love using the internet to help deepen our love for and our skill in creating fiction. Whether it’s meeting other writers and getting inspired on Twitter, or creating Tumblrs to help us further connect with the online literary community. This is the age we live in. It’s a technological age and I think it’s brilliant. Writers who shun this kind of thing can keep on shunning it, but for those of us who use the tools we have at our disposal, the internet can be a place where we branch out. We sharpen our skills, meet people who inspire us, and forge encouraging friendships… and for the typical hermit-like writer, that’s a big thing.
So keep writing, writers. Any way you can. On a napkin, on your hand, on your phone, and here on the Internet!
And to any of you other #HHfiction writers: Tell me if you’re taking your Friday fiction further! I’d love to know and give your efforts a similar shout out!