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Are you ready for the challenge? It’s true we all love to linger over a favourite novel but if it’s 50, 100, 200, 300 or up to 1000 words, a well-crafted story can pack a mighty punch. Even at 100 words a story can zing. It’s all in the showing (and telling), using the ABDCE structure: action, background/ inciting action, development/rising actions, climax, ending (the characters should be significantly different).
See our previous entries BELOW. If you want to get involved with Magz and the members of WWC, join our group for a small cost of $20 a year.
That’s less than $2 a month. Or, if you can't afford to become a member, you can still write Flash Fiction and post it up on the Facebook World Writers Collective group.
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Deadline: 16 Feb 2020
Please forward all stories to: email@example.com
Include these details within the email:
The title of your story and your name.
Include the word count of your story.
Your email should look something like this:
-Flash Fiction Stories
-Name: Jane Doe
-Title: The Tale of Hendrick
-Word Count: 198 words
First prize is the inclusion within our anthology if you are a member.
Not a member of WWC? Easy. And cheap. $20 p/ann on-line. Go to the CONTACT tab up top.
About Our Flash Fiction:
The aim is to delight, to chip out a sculpture from a lump of stone. Go for this month’s word limit. We’ll vary the length as we go.
Ian Rankin, the author of the Rebus crime series puts it clearly:
“[Short] Stories are also good ways of experimenting with the narrative voice, structure and method of economy. [..]
There is no place for fat on a story: it has to be lean and fit.” - Ian Rankin
Make the title sweat its short life.
Jump right in. Names may not be necessary.
The denouement should be in the middle. Leave the reader something to think about at the end.
Here are some examples which include 50-100 word pieces:
The New Yorker also has a Flash Fiction page and most of these are a bit longer. Here’s an example:
A final word: writing micro-fiction is for some, like holidaying in a caravan. Refreshing, stimulating for a change. But not for the rest of your life.
Thank you everyone for wanting to contribute.
Which FF stories did you like from the entire list above and below?
Please keep it to words of encouragement so the writers keep enjoying writing, thank you.
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What was your favourite FF story and why?
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Flash Fiction Submissions - June 2019
Nameless - MC
Surprise - AJB
Suffocating - CR
Prick of Conscience- MM
Message - SA