In a Flash
What is flash?
Flash is organic, it bubbles up. There’s something there. A kind of golden nugget.
What is the definition of flash?
Flash is a very short creative piece. (Nowadays, it can be less than or equal to 500 words.)
What’s the difference between flash and a traditional short story?
Traditional short stories have a beginning, middle and end, story arc, epiphany, resolution.
Flash has emotion, movement and resonance.
Flash goes further than description.
There’s a forward momentum, that builds, illuminating your reader along the way, and leading them somewhere.
If the reader gets it by the end, it’s flash.
What’s the difference between poetry and flash?
Flash and Poetry are cousins.
Windy’s Seven Favorite Forms of Flash:
- Character sketch
- Diary entry
- List story
- Prose poems
- Soliloquy or Rant