Yesterday was International Flash Fiction Day — an incredible global outpouring of tiny pieces of fiction, including Flash Mob and National Flash Fiction Day, which sparked the Scraps anthology and the incredible Flash Flood.
There’s always a lot of debate about flash fiction; “what is Flash?” and all that.
A lot of definitions are longer than the fiction; we talk about being transported, engaged, and about the “rush” of the short-shorts.
Yesterday, I read about eighty pieces, maybe more. I’m still reading today. These are my favourites:
GRINGO by Jan FitzGerald
ANTARCTICA by Michelle Elvy
THE VISITOR by Maeve Heneghan
BIRD REPAIR by William Doreski
THIS ONE MINDFUL LIFE by Alison Wells
I’m still reading; this list will probably grow. If you have any recommendations, do post a link in the comments section below.