Hello, all my brother and sister readers and writers of flash fiction! It’s still cold in Pittsburgh. The high today will be 29 degrees. But no problem. The Old Soldier’s apartment is small but warm. I’d like to share with you a few thoughts about being a flash fiction writer.
We flash fiction writers have a great opportunity to give artistic shape to life’s adventures. The form of the flash fiction story provides us with a natural beginning, middle and a resolution.
Life can often times be pretty messy. But flash fiction is neat.
Can flash fiction answer the big questions? Like, what is the meaning of life? Better to leave those questions to the novelists. However, flash fiction can capture the importance of a kiss or the pleasure of an orgasm. Flash fiction can give a fleeting insight into what it means to be human.
Life is made up of big adventures and small adventures. The small adventures, good or bad, greatly out number the big adventures of life. We flash fiction writers make the small adventures come alive.
So, the next time you sit down to the challenge of writing another flash fiction short story, take comfort in the knowledge that you are working in an art form that is perfect for capturing the small adventures of life.
Things To Keep In Mind
- A flash fiction writer is a person who can write short on long subjects.
- Flash fiction captures a meaningful moment in time.
- Flash fiction has a beginning, a build up and a resolution.
- A resolution can be an epiphany, a change in direction or a summation.
Keep reading and writing flash fiction. This is the Old Soldier reporting from Pittsburgh.