Day 21: Good Things Come in Small Packages
It's the shortest day of the year, so for today's challenge, let's celebrate the shortest of short shorts....
How short a story can you write? Can you write a story that's....
- 25 words? (This is the maximum length for Hint Fiction, and the word length for various competitions past, such as the Australian Writers' Centre 25-Word Challenge and Bath Spa University's 25-Word Novel Prize.)
- 18 words? (Although not flash fiction, Gotham Writers' are currently running a free 18-Word Past-Year Memoir Competition. If you write Creative Non-fiction for this prompt, we'll count it!)
- 6 words? (The Gravity of the Thing regularly publishes six-word flashes.)
If you'd like to help further the aims of National Flash Fiction Day, one of the best things you can do is to support other writers. It doesn't have to cost money; if you've read something you love recently, tell the author, write a review, or recommend it to a friend.
Find out more about National Flash Fiction Day at our website or get in touch if you'd like to learn more about how you can get involved.