Group Details

Want to learn how to compress the very best parts of fiction into a very short story? This group focuses on the art of writing flash fiction. 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.


  • Write the same story three different times, three different ways.
    25 days 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 2 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 3 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 3 years ago