The Shortest Flashes Ever Written, or . . . How Short is Short-Short?

October 26th, 2013
Category: News

813uyFzbgpL._SL1500_In an earlier post, I shared my thoughts on “Bedtime Story” by Jeffrey Whitmore – a short-short story that weighs in at a flyweight 55 words. Since then, I have given flash fiction presentations at PAISTA and in my advanced writing class at Sewickley Academy – both of which have given me the opportunity to field a variety of questions about short-short fiction.

One question that often comes up at such presentations is: How short is too short?

The question, of course, depends on one’s definition of flash fiction. For those willing to stretch the definition of story, here are five ultra-short works that might qualify as the shortest tales of all time . . . . [Read more at The 21st Century Scop.]

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