We’re just two weeks away from Flash Fiction Day, and I’ve had three flash fic pieces accepted to Daily Flash 2013: 365 Days of Flash Fiction, forthcoming from Pill Hill Press. I used to write flash fiction (we called it “sudden fiction” back then, and I guess some people still do) quite a lot, then dropped off about a decade ago because there was so little market for it. Still, I found it an interesting way to tell a story. Kind of the fiction equivalent of a movie trailer. You get a sense of the whole, looming tale without seeing [reading] all of it.
Now, it seems, flash fiction is quite the thing. I wouldn’t say it’s “in” as a trend, but it has a following, and a fair number of writers dabble in it, some even far preferring to write flash than long, tedious stories. For me it’s more that some stories need a lot of telling, and some only need a little. It’s the difference between an appetizer and an entrée.
Anyway, on the heels of some rejections, I’m pretty happy to have some work accepted. Maybe I’ll try flash fiction more often.