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Adam Israel
Flash Fiction 
30th-Jul-2007 07:25 pm
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I partook of the weekly Flash Fiction Challenge over at Absolute Write last night. The basic idea is that you are given a randomly-chosen prompt (usually just a word or two). Once you know the prompt you have 90 minutes to write, polish, and post it to a password-protect area of the forum.

It's a fun exercise, one I use occasionally to experiment with different styles or ideas. There's even a market for flash fiction.

My story this week, Holy Nepotism, was a rousing success. So well, in fact, that I'm looking for a market to send it to. It's a humor piece coming in at 327 words. I suppose you could say it has a slight religious theme, since it takes place in heaven, but it's not religious per se.
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2nd-Aug-2007 01:54 pm (UTC)
Y'know, I'd seen this term before but hadn't known what it meant. Just another name for short-shorts, it seems, but hipper *g*

Congrats on finishing one you like! I should give it a shot... which means I'll likely end up with something less than 5000 words, a worthy goal.
6th-Aug-2007 10:01 pm (UTC)
Yeah, we like our labels :) Short-shorts, drabbles, flash. I think I've even heard the term micro-drabble thrown around.

In any case, I've found that there is a pretty good (and pro-paying) market for flash fiction.
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