National Flash Fiction Day

Today is National Flash Fiction day in the UK.

I must admit that I had never heard of Flash Fiction until last year.

When my writing group were talking about publishing a book of our stories someone suggested we include Flash Fiction and I said “Wha’?”

During the OU Creative Writing course we had to write many stories around the 500 word mark and it is a good challenge for your writing to get a story across is so few words. I didn’t know it had a name or such an online presence.

We decided to write a short story with a 500 word limit and four of them made it into our e-book Just Get It Out There, including my story, Birthday Surprise.

Back to the day, there is an official website at bringing loads of details about competitions and the events planned.

In honour of the first National Flash Fiction day I’ve decided to post my story: Birthday Surprise later today.

So, I urge you all to dig out a really short story and publish one on your blog today. Link back here and I’ll make sure I pop over to read it over a cold glass of orange and a curly wurly!

My stash of the wurly ones


About Pete Denton

I'm a writer working my way through the redrafts of a British crime novel. I also write short stories, flash fiction and some screen writing. Check out my blog for more.
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3 Responses to National Flash Fiction Day

  1. Elliot says:

    Forget the flash fiction, there’s 14 Curly Wurlys sitting there needing eating (they are difficult to get hold of in the US).

    Actually, I had not even heard of Flash fiction until recently either, I will check out the site – thanks Pete.

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