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.

Announcements

  • New Prompt: (Re)write the alphabet.
    3 days ago
  • New prompt: 300 words or fewer!
    14 days ago
  • New prompt: Transport readers in a flash!
    24 days ago
  • New prompt: Write a story containing 3 of these elements...
    about 1 month ago
  • New prompt: Dive into your character's mind.
    about 2 months ago
  • New prompt: Ready, set... Shh!
    about 2 months ago
  • New prompt: Bring this photo to life!
    2 months ago
  • New prompt: Incredible news!
    3 months ago
  • New prompt: Harness the power of concision.
    3 months ago
  • New prompt: Create your own writing prompt!
    3 months ago
  • New prompt: If an alien were on your doorstep, how would it describe your life?
    4 months ago
  • New prompt: Start at the end.
    4 months ago
  • New prompt: Start with a given phrase.
    4 months ago
  • New prompt: Tell the story of an unlikely friendship.
    5 months ago
  • New prompt: Describe your character in a sentence.
    5 months ago
  • New prompt: Write a children's rhyme with a message.
    5 months ago
  • New prompt: Start with the final line.
    6 months ago
  • New prompt: Grab a dictionary and discover a hidden story.
    6 months ago
  • New prompt: Harness the mystery of vague reference.
    6 months ago
  • New prompt: Write a monologue about a black hole.
    7 months ago
  • New prompt: Write a scene entirely with questions!
    7 months ago
  • New prompt: Write a story in tweet form.
    7 months ago
  • New Prompt: Open the dictionary to a random page, and...
    7 months ago
  • New prompt: Celebrate the semi-colon.
    8 months ago
  • New prompt: Write a 100 words story that ends with a question.
    8 months ago
  • New prompt: Write a story that comprises only dialogue.
    9 months ago
  • New Prompt: Write a short story that takes place in one setting.
    9 months ago
  • New Prompt: Start a short story with four details that capture a character.
    10 months ago
  • New Prompt: Write a story about a surprising encounter that can be read in 3 minutes!
    10 months ago
  • New Prompt: Write a story that packs a punch in just six words!
    10 months ago
  • New Prompt: Write a scene with one MAJOR plot twist!
    11 months ago
  • New Prompt: Create a scene that is clear, concise, and driven by action.
    11 months ago
  • New Prompt: Write a story using two (seemingly) unrelated nouns.
    11 months ago
  • New Prompt: Use a borrowed title as a starting point.
    12 months ago
  • New Prompt: Write a story about being "somewhere in the world."
    12 months ago
  • New Prompt: Combine tears and humor.
    about 1 year ago
  • New Prompt: Grab a novel and start a story!
    about 1 year ago
  • New Prompt: Write a story centered around a character's favorite dish of food.
    about 1 year ago
  • New Prompt: In 400 words, write a story in which you start at the end.
    about 1 year ago
  • New Prompt: Write a story in three different ways!
    about 1 year ago
  • New Prompt: Write a story that could fit on a postcard.
    about 1 year ago
  • New Prompt: In 100 words or less, write a story that begins with "They say..."
    about 1 year ago
  • New Prompt: “Not Me.” Write about a person, place, or time totally unrelated to you and your world.
    about 1 year ago
  • New Prompt: Write a story that takes place in 60 seconds or less. Ready, set... GO!
    about 1 year ago
  • Write the same story three different times, three different ways.
    almost 2 years 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 4 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 Clare@writetheworld.com or Liza at Liza@writetheworld.com.
    Thanks everyone,
    Clare & Liza

    about 5 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 5 years ago