Just What I Need, Another Addiction. Flash Fiction!

   Posted by: Moses Siregar III   in Flash Fiction, My Work

Today I attempted my first ever five-minute flash fiction. It was hard (I’m not a fast writer), but now I’m hooked and I’ll have to try to get better at this.

A writer friend (and a vicious-good critique partner), Leah Petersen (@LeahPetersen) hosts these events on her blog every Tuesday (Twitter hashtag: #5minutefiction).

R.B. Wood (@rbwood), for one, is really good at this, and he’s won the last two weeks in a row (and he’s a finalist again this week).

You can check out this week’s five finalists and vote for your favorite if you do it by 9:30 Eastern.

I also have an account at Liberty Hall, which hosts a lot of flash fiction events. I might have to give them a try too. There’s a lot of science fiction and fantasy writers over there. Liberty Hall’s current open event has a 90-minute time window on it, which would be fun to experiment with.


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3 comments so far


Yours was great. I’m so glad you joined us!

July 27th, 2010 at 12:39 pm

I, too, recently completed some flash fiction – which is an unusual medium for me. Still, it’s a blast. I feel like a literary boxer, working in uppercuts and stiff jabs… for the entire story.


July 28th, 2010 at 10:14 am
Moses Siregar III

I need to try a longer one. 5-minutes is pretty rough for me, but 30 minutes or an hour would really be a blast, and I could probably write something I was halfway proud of.

July 29th, 2010 at 9:35 am

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