We are fortunate to have Tara L. Masih, founding series editor for the Best Small Fictions anthology, guest blog for us this week. Tara takes a look at some of her favorite endings from flash fictions included in the BSF series.
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Anyone who studies or participates in writing sudden, flash, or micro fiction knows the importance of a great ending. As Henry Wadsworth Longfellow so accurately said: In other words, exiting a story well is more important than how we enter. And it may be more difficult to achieve. With that in mind, here are my top choices for perfect endings from the Best Small Fictions series. Needless to say, choosing was a hard task.
I believe every story in each volume accomplishes what Longfellow emphasizes, but these six have something extra special. Be the first to review this item Would you like to tell us about a lower price?
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It has spawned numerous contests, online magazines and printed book collections. The internet is rife with guides to writing and publishing flash fiction, and there is even a book devoted to teaching the principles of writing flash fiction. You are commenting using your WordPress. You are commenting using your Twitter account. You are commenting using your Facebook account.
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Notify me of new comments via email. Notify me of new posts via email. By Susan Doron If you thought that writers had exhausted all the possible forms of fiction, think again. In the above story, there are two, unidentified characters: In flash fiction, a character can even be an inanimate object, such as a tree or car; Conflict: Here, the conflict is both within the lost man, and between him and the policeman.
For flash fiction, conflict can consist of a mere difference of opinion or some form of tension; Resolution: Often, the strength of flash fiction is the very ambiguity of its endings, which can leave readers in suspense. Swartwood was inspired to explore this form by a six word novel usually attributed to Ernest Hemingway: To Make a Long Story Short Flash fiction may be short, but the process of creating it is not always sweet.
Some of the myriad of tips include: Decide what element of the story is primary; Keep the action in one place Focus on action Use yes use!