Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Flash Fiction. No, Hint Fiction

Short, pithy, to the point— What is one to think?
Ah—anyone for a long Victorian novel?

A blogger who teaches flash fiction Flash Fiction

A Flash Fiction exercise featuring a John Updike story.

I expect that the best way to learn about Flash Fiction is to read some of the new anthologies devoted to "sudden fiction".

There's even—"Hint Fiction"

hint fiction (n) : a story of 25 words or fewer that suggests a larger, more complex story

"Scheduled for this November, W. W. Norton & Company will publish Hint Fiction: An Anthology of Stories in 25 Words or Fewer.

I feel a long essay coming on...

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for mentioning "Hint Fiction." I have a Hint Fiction story called, "Playing with Matches" that is included in this anthology. I can't wait for its release in November! It's an interesting concept, developed by Author and Editor Robert Swartwood; these 25 words-or-less stories "hint" at a larger, more complex story, and usually pack an emotional punch. The titles usually figure prominently in the story, too, or at least lends itself to the meaning of the story. So cool!