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Flash Fiction Lives!

What it is

FFL is here to unite flash fiction writers across the globe. Flash fiction pieces are shorter than a short story, and have all kinds of crazy rules and formats. Read below for the guidelines for flash fiction for this group.

What are we doing here?

As well as submitting flash fiction, nano-fiction and short stories, we'll also throw out some monthly prompts or themes to get your brain juices a' boilin'.

What are the guidelines then boss?

Flash Fiction and Genre Folders

The recommended word count is 500 words or less for pieces submitted to a genre folder (Or the straight up Flash Fiction folder if you don't want to be caged in by a genre), but a maximum of 1000 words is the cut off point.

55's Folder

This is a separate folder for nano-fiction masochists who want to submit 55's, and this is strictly limited to a 55 word count... no more and no less!

Short Stories

The lines between flash fiction and short stories are blurred, and we don't want to miss out on great writing over silly rules, so anything over 1000 words can go in here if you want to show it off to the community!

Oh, make sure your piece is actually flash fiction and not a vignette. By this I mean, is your fiction a self contained piece with characters and some sort of plot progression or is it just a short segment dedicated to a specific character?

Finally, please do include a word count in the description for every piece. It's not like we are going to count to check up on you, but it is nice to know how many words you managed to get your piece across in.

And last of all

Spread the word dudes/dudettes. If you know people who are into writing fiction, and want a bit of a challenge; get them involved! The more writers we have, the stronger the community, and then we can hold competitions and such.

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Hallo,

Don't forget there is still time to get your stories in for the January prompt!

Here's a link to the original journal entry with the details - fav.me/dcvv3c9
Hello and happy new year! I hope 2019 brings you many great things.

Perhaps you would like to start off the year with a new prompt? The first prompt of the year is to write a story (1000 words or fewer) based around a song of your choice.

Does your song set the tone for the story? Is a line of lyrics used as an important piece of dialogue? Does your main character fall in love while the song plays in the background?

This scene from American Psycho is a great example of how music can really make the scene. (Don't watch it if you are squeamish, btw)

There is a brand new 2019 FFL prompts folder for you to put your stories in.

All the best, and all the stories, for 2019!

Stay flashy.
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Group Info

What it is

FFL is here to unite flash fiction writers across the globe. Flash fiction pieces are shorter than a short story, and have all kinds of crazy rules and formats. Read below for the guidelines for flash fiction for this group.

What are we doing here?

As well as submitting flash fiction, nano-fiction and short stories, we'll also throw out some monthly prompts or themes to get your brain juices a' boilin'.

What are the guidelines then boss?

Flash Fiction and Genre Folders

The recommended word count is 500 words or less for pieces submitted to a genre folder (Or the straight up Flash Fiction folder if you don't want to be caged in by a genre), but a maximum of 1000 words is the cut off point.

55's Folder

This is a separate folder for nano-fiction masochists who want to submit 55's, and this is strictly limited to a 55 word count... no more and no less!

Short Stories

The lines between flash fiction and short stories are blurred, and we don't want to miss out on great writing over silly rules, so anything over 1000 words can go in here if you want to show it off to the community!

Oh, make sure your piece is actually flash fiction and not a vignette. By this I mean, is your fiction a self contained piece with characters and some sort of plot progression or is it just a short segment dedicated to a specific character?

Finally, please do include a word count in the description for every piece. It's not like we are going to count to check up on you, but it is nice to know how many words you managed to get your piece across in.

And last of all

Spread the word dudes/dudettes. If you know people who are into writing fiction, and want a bit of a challenge; get them involved! The more writers we have, the stronger the community, and then we can hold competitions and such.
Group
Founded 11 Years ago
Nov 30, 2011

Location
Global

Group Focus
Art Creation

Media Type
Literature

222 Members
208 Watchers
20,518 Pageviews

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Flash Fiction Resources

The following are a collection of great resources for aspiring authors of flash fiction, and writing in general.

Tips For Writing Flash Fiction by SRSmith with excerpts by Kathy Kachelries

Creating Voice by CrumpetsHarvey

Guide to (UK) Punctuation By Larry Trask

Flash Fiction Chronicles - a flash fiction blog

Some tips on prompts from TheBrassGlass: fav.me/daan4ys

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A-M-Pietroschek Featured By Owner Dec 18, 2021  Hobbyist General Artist
Complicated to join. Bye!
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Mini-Horror Featured By Owner Jan 18, 2017
What do I need to join?
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Hello-Please Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2017
Your mind, a couple of fingers or pointy bits, and a keyboard.
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Mini-Horror Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2017
oh goodness, i think i can manage 
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Hello-Please Featured By Owner Jan 19, 2017
You still have until the end of the month to enter our winter ghost story competition and win a bunch of points!
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Peryllyve Featured By Owner Nov 3, 2016
Thanks for the add!
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Hello-Please Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016
Thanks for joining us.
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Peryllyve Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016
Any tips for writing? xD
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Hello-Please Featured By Owner Nov 4, 2016
Sounds silly, but the best tip for writing is to just write as often as you can. (Also read the flash fiction resources above the comments section)
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DtheZombie Featured By Owner Jan 1, 2016
Thank you for the add! I'm excited to join.
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