I discovered flash fiction last year when I started taking some online writing classes. I do have to say that, at first, I was not overly fond of the form. A story in less than a thousand words? Didn’t seem to have enough weight, enough meat to satisfy.
However, after exploring the form for the past year, I have come to appreciate writing a flash fiction piece. As a way to improve my writing, they have become invaluable. With such a short word count limit, it forces you to focus on the essence of your story, and how each word influences that story. It’s a lot harder than you think.
I have thus far posted two flash fiction stories I have worked on recently. You can find them in the Stories section up there on the top of the page. I’ll post more as I write them.