Flash fiction or short stories? I used to get confused on which is which. It is my understanding that flash fiction is a straight to the point writing that is no more than 1,000 words, while a short story can go into more depth but it can be up to 15,000 words. The word limit doesn’t mean much to me. I think as long as you enjoy the writing (and reading) then the technical part of is it flash fiction or short story doesn’t matter as much. And since I love reading and writing both…why not take the plunge?
Last summer, I published a short stories/flash fiction book STORIES AFTER DARK so when I saw a chance to enter in a flash fiction challenge…I jumped. The idea of being given a topic, a certain word or words to include in the story, and a strict deadline is so appealing. I love a good challenge.
Even if I don’t win, or even come close, the feedback I will get from my writing during this challenge will be everything to me. I am not the best writer and I hope I never am, because I always want to be better than I am. The same goes with being a teacher. I will never believe or feel or say that I am the best teacher I can be. There is always room for improvement…always.
This summer, I am working on a children’s book and I hope to be finished within a month. The timing couldn’t be more perfect! I am beyond excited to begin this new writing challenge at the end of July.
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