Welcome to our ongoing Flash Fiction Sunday Edition.
If you are new here, we do this every Sunday.
We also publish 101 word Flash Fiction every day. We even deliver:
Flash Fiction chosen by Mark Anderson
I love how this flash fiction story demonstrates a skillful commitment to characterization through sensory description while keeping the context and background of the main character peripheral and ambiguous.
Some argue that flash fiction needs to have a clear, discernible plot in order to work. I disagree. For me, excellent flash fiction only needs is a clear beginning, middle, and end, all of which can happen while lying in a hammock.
This flash piece is a perfect example of the stories we don’t know are happening all around us. I am moved by the simplicity and the ambiguity of this story.
“Purple Smoke” by Matthew Trumbull via Postcard Shorts
I love this piece for its restraint and its structure. Simplicity like this is a skill.