Comments from the judges of the 2023 National Flash Fiction Day competition Flash fiction should emphasise compression, concision and language working at maximum force to convey a situation or scenario, or best of all some insight or epiphany transcending the mundane and the quotidian. Flash fiction needs to be good at suggesting the allusive, the […]
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Flash fiction is defined, yes, by word count – usually up to 1000 words. People always ask about that first. But let’s not be focused only on word count.