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 http://www.nationalflashfictionday.co.uk/ 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!