Can you write Flash Fiction?

RathnashikamaniStarred Page By Rathnashikamani, 24th Jan 2012 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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Have ever tried writing flash fiction?
Try now, it's just easy and fun to attempt writing one quickly.

But remember...
Please come back to this page and post your valuable comment!

~Rathna

A galore of Flash Fiction Markets!!!

Sometime back I landed on the blog of Sheila Newton from her Wikinut page You Rock, Val Mills!

And here's Sheila Newton's blog: Waltzing with the Word.

After reading her blog, what astonished me was a link on top of the page that said, FLASH MARKETS..

I was curious and clicked FLASH MARKETS.

Wow, what an astonishing page it was!

It took my breath away!

Then I ended up reaching this page, A Daylight Savings Flash Contest, and just wrote some flash fiction so quickly and submitted.

And here's my flash fiction I wrote! An absence is a presence


An absence is a presence

I always love bananas and my mother who is a sweet memory now. I remember her whenever I see bananas.

I never understood how she created a banana suddenly from the air. She always told me to close my eyes, and I knew that she would fetch me a banana.

She knew it very well that when I cry I needed her magic to begin.

Whenever I think of her I feel her presence beside me.

You won’t believe me if I say I’m not here right now as you see me beside you, as I’m with my mother also
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Image credit: Absence Makes the Heart Grow by John William Godward , via Wikimedia Commons

Flash Fiction Chronicles — declined this Submission

I got this message from Flash Fiction Chronicles telling that my submission was declined:

Dear Rathnashikamani,

Thank you for entering, 'My mother's love,' in FFC's Daylight Savings Flash Contest. We enjoyed reading your story, however, it has not been chosen as the winner. Please remember that this does not mean your story isn't a good one, but rather that we have received many excellent pieces and we can select only one winner. We hope you'll find a good venue for 'My mother's love' quickly.

Thanks again,

The Flash Fiction Chronicles Staff

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Comments

author avatar Val Mills
24th Jan 2012 (#)

Thanks for this Rathnashikamani, I'm a real Flash Fiction fan, but nhaven't written any for about six months. I'm going to come back and study this more closely. Also, thank you for including Sheila's link to me here :-)

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
25th Jan 2012 (#)

I was greatly inspired by you and Sheila as well, to write the flash fiction I wrote I referred on this page.

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author avatar Ivyevelyn, R.S.A.
24th Jan 2012 (#)

Thanks for this Rathnashikamani. I am not sure what is involved.
Love, Ivyevelyn,

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author avatar Rathnashikamani
24th Jan 2012 (#)

I think you can write some flash fiction for the Wikinuts.

All the best.

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author avatar Sivaramakrishnan A
24th Jan 2012 (#)

Thanks Rathna, I have to learn about this one. Looks interesting - siva

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author avatar avery sandiego
24th Jan 2012 (#)

First time to read about this...will surely check this out again.

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author avatar Delicia Powers
24th Jan 2012 (#)

Sounds like fun...thanks for this information:0)

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author avatar Buzz
24th Jan 2012 (#)

A great idea to introduce Flash Fiction to Wikinut, my friend. Hmmmm....

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author avatar Jerry Walch
24th Jan 2012 (#)

Different strokes for different folks.

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author avatar Retired
24th Jan 2012 (#)

Thanks for a great page and your enthusiasm for flash fiction. (I had posted a couple of flash stories here--and taken a class in it once). I consider it the 'haiku of prose' :-) *namaste*

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author avatar Retired
24th Jan 2012 (#)

PS--Regular flash fiction is usually between 500-800 words. The 100 word style is also called MICRO-fiction.

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author avatar Sheila Newton
24th Jan 2012 (#)

Wow - thank you for the tribute and the link. I'm so flattered.
And don't you dare give up, Rathna. Have you ever tried googling 'Every Day Fiction'? I've had a 1000-word story published there. They don't pay much but the site is lovely.

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author avatar Sheila Newton
24th Jan 2012 (#)

P.S. Great star page, my friend.

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author avatar Sheila Newton
24th Jan 2012 (#)

P.P.S. I shared this on Facebook, Stumble and Digg to show my appreciation.

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author avatar Melissa Dawn
25th Jan 2012 (#)

If i remember correctly flash fiction is 400 to 600 words depending on the site you are writing for.

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author avatar 1Faithmorgan
25th Jan 2012 (#)

I havn't heard of flash fiction before seeing this page. Thanks Rathnashikamani, and I might just check out your blog sheila :) Sorry it wasnt accepted Rathnashikamani, but dont give up I have a folder of reject slips but in amongst them are acceptance letters too :) It can happen if you keep on pushing forward.

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author avatar Denise O
26th Jan 2012 (#)

I have never heard of it but, it sounds great. I must check it out. Your page is great, all the way around, as usual. Thank you for sharing.:)

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author avatar princess
28th Jan 2012 (#)

Thanks for sharing the idea with us Rathnashikamani! Congrats on the star page! :)

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author avatar Jack Necron
16th Feb 2012 (#)

I knew little about flash fiction but now I am intrigued. Thanks for sharing this.

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