Group Details

Welcome to Flash Fiction. You're in the right place if you want to learn the art of compression! Described by writer and editor Tara L. Masih as “a work of art carved on a grain of rice,” flash fiction draws on both the brevity of poetry and the story-arc of novels. We will write our own narrative flashes—no longer than a page, and sometimes only a sentence or two long—inspired by prompts ranging from photographs to objects to lines of poetry.

You’ll love this group if you… enjoy telling stories that pack a powerful punch, are interested in fiction that feels almost like poetry, or simply have a penchant for writing with a word limit.


  • New Prompt: Create a scene that is clear, concise, and driven by action.
    4 days ago
  • New Prompt: Write a story using two (seemingly) unrelated nouns.
    11 days ago
  • New Prompt: Use a borrowed title as a starting point.
    29 days ago
  • New Prompt: Write a story about being "somewhere in the world."
    about 1 month ago
  • New Prompt: Combine tears and humor.
    about 1 month ago
  • New Prompt: Grab a novel and start a story!
    about 2 months ago
  • New Prompt: Write a story centered around a character's favorite dish of food.
    2 months ago
  • New Prompt: In 400 words, write a story in which you start at the end.
    2 months ago
  • New Prompt: Write a story in three different ways!
    3 months ago
  • New Prompt: Write a story that could fit on a postcard.
    3 months ago
  • New Prompt: In 100 words or less, write a story that begins with "They say..."
    4 months ago
  • New Prompt: “Not Me.” Write about a person, place, or time totally unrelated to you and your world.
    4 months ago
  • New Prompt: Write a story that takes place in 60 seconds or less. Ready, set... GO!
    4 months ago
  • Write the same story three different times, three different ways.
    about 1 year ago
  • Dear Flash Fiction Writers,
    The challenge is on. Take a whack at Beats and Pulses and see if you can compose a story using only one-syllable words. 
    And check back often! We'll be publishing a new prompt each week. All flash, all the time. 
    about 3 years ago
  • Hi everyone, a very warm welcome to Flash Fiction. It's great to have so many of you on board. This group is for experimenting with your writing in a supportive environment. It's not about publishing something that's perfect, rather it's about getting feedback from other young writers on your drafts and improving your writing practice. So, to kick off this weekend, why not have a look at the prompts and draft something out?! We are really looking forward to reading your work. Remember this is your group so we'd really like to hear from you if you have ideas for future prompts or for the direction of the group. Please contact me at or Liza at
    Thanks everyone,
    Clare & Liza

    about 4 years ago
  • Welcome to Flash Fiction! This is an ideal group for anyone who wants to practice their writing but doesn't have a lot of time to work on longer pieces—you can flash fiction anywhere...

    about 4 years ago