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Flash fiction

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    • Flash fiction
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    • Micro fiction
    • Microfiction
    • Short-short stories
    • Sudden fiction
    • Very short fiction
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    • found: New sudden fiction : short-short stories from America and beyond, 2007:p.13 (sudden fictions are very short stories, only a few pages long; what is short-short fiction? Experimental fictions? Sketches? Prose poems? Anecdotes?) p. 15 (stories of only a page or two seemed to us different not only in length but in nature; they evoked a single moment, or an idea, whereas a five page story however experimental, was more akin to the traditional short story; so the longer story became "new" sudden fiction while the shorter became flash, named by James Thomas, editor of Flash fiction; ever shorter fiction was appearing in the literary magazines; now came fast fiction, skinny fiction, mini fiction, quick fiction, and micro fiction, the last a mere 250 words)
    • found: Minifiction, via WWW, Dec. 20, 2012(Minifiction is a new form of writing found under many names; flash fiction, sudden fiction, nanofiction, microfiction or the short short story; all of these have one thing in common: their extreme brevity)
    • found: SmokeLong Quarterly, via WWW, Dec. 20, 2012(SmokeLong Quarterly is dedicated to bringing the best flash fiction to the web on a quarterly basis, whether written by widely published authors, or those new to the craft. The term "smoke-long" comes from the Chinese, who noted that reading a piece of flash takes about the same length of time as smoking a cigarette. All the work we publish is precisely that--about a smoke long)
    • found: Double room: a journal of prose poetry and flash fiction, via WWW, Dec. 19, 2012: Issue 1(Contributor answers to question "What is the difference between a prose poem and flash fiction?": Johnathan Carr: "Flash fiction is a compact distilled piece of writing that follows all of the dictates (or lack thereof) that one would place on a work of fiction. It is an act of distillation. Of sparseness. Minimal strokes. A prose poem is often the very opposite.) Issue 2 (Anthony Tognazzini: "As for the differences between short fictions and prose poems-the former clearly focuses on character and situations, the latter on the elasticity of sound and language-meaning")
    • found: Wikipedia, July 16, 2013(Flash fiction is a style of fictional literature or fiction of extreme brevity. There is no widely accepted definition of the length of the category; variants: sudden fiction, micro fiction, micro-story, short short, postcard fiction, short short story, micro narrative)
    • found: Hot & bothered : short short fiction on lesbian desire, c1998.
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