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Flash Fiction Lives!

What it is

FFL is here to unite flash fiction writers across the globe. Flash fiction pieces are shorter than a short story, and have all kinds of crazy rules and formats. Read below for the guidelines for flash fiction for this group.

What are we doing here?

As well as submitting flash fiction, nano-fiction and short stories, we'll also throw out some monthly prompts or themes to get your brain juices a' boilin'.

What are the guidelines then boss?

Flash Fiction and Genre Folders

The recommended word count is 500 words or less for pieces submitted to a genre folder (Or the straight up Flash Fiction folder if you don't want to be caged in by a genre), but a maximum of 1000 words is the cut off point.

55's Folder

This is a separate folder for nano-fiction masochists who want to submit 55's, and this is strictly limited to a 55 word count... no more and no less!

Short Stories

The lines between flash fiction and short stories are blurred, and we don't want to miss out on great writing over silly rules, so anything over 1000 words can go in here if you want to show it off to the community!

Oh, make sure your piece is actually flash fiction and not a vignette. By this I mean, is your fiction a self contained piece with characters and some sort of plot progression or is it just a short segment dedicated to a specific character?

Finally, please do include a word count in the description for every piece. It's not like we are going to count to check up on you, but it is nice to know how many words you managed to get your piece across in.

And last of all

Spread the word dudes/dudettes. If you know people who are into writing fiction, and want a bit of a challenge; get them involved! The more writers we have, the stronger the community, and then we can hold competitions and such.

Gallery Folders

Flash Fiction
Short Stories
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Science Fiction
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Window - 55 word 06 June 2014
Hi there!

Please check out the new pieces in the favourites folder!

The White Wolf and the Ewe
The sheep looks down long grass; down the crease in a blade leading to the bare earth. Still the sheep don't eat.
Then the fear sets in and scatters sheep running like billiard balls across the field. They stare at the stone walls listlessly.
From the roundabout at the end of the road, the farmer stands in the wind at dusk and watches with a shovel in his hand.
Whose lead were they following now?
There had been a wolf the month before. A white wolf. An Arctic wolf as white as a lamb. He chased it away, but it returned. It drank their milk. It grazed, then spat up.
Then the wolf mounted the farmer's most prized ewe, tearing at the flesh of her neck from behind.
Canines sunk into her eyes. And in the morning, the field looked surgical, white cotton dabbed in blood.
The wolf had dragged the body over the shortest point in the stone wall and all the way into the woods. He laid out the carcass for his pack, wandering into the forest without having eaten. When his partner approached, he gnas
by my good friend :iconolpha:

and SparkAnnie was sitting on her couch in her pyjamas, her laptop playing One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Mu curled into her, when she heard the knock.
With a sigh, she said “Coming!” before leaning over to pause the movie. Mu protested, but Annie pulled the cat off her lap and onto the ground. She followed Annie to the front door.
It was Oscar, wearing a leather jacket and black jeans. He took one look at Annie and blushed; all she was wearing was an old, ripped Pink Floyd shirt and a pair of smiley face boxers. Annie herself seemed to see no problem with it as Mu’s tail curled protectively around her calf.
“Oscar?” Annie asked. “What are you doing here?”
“It’s Friday,” Oscar said, looking past her into her apartment. “And it looks like you aren’t doing much.”
Mu meowed, needy, and Annie leaned down to pick her up. “I’m watching a movie.”
“Right. Nothing.” Oscar smirked, indicati
by :iconalysblanchefleur:

Also, if you know anyone who also writes flash fiction please send them this way or drop me a note.

Hope your spring is splendid!
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Writer's Resources

The following are a collection of great resources for aspiring authors of flash fiction, and writing in general.

Tips For Writing Flash Fiction by SRSmith with excerpts by Kathy Kachelries

Creating Voice by CrumpetsHarvey

Guide to (UK) Punctuation By Larry Trask





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AfroChica94 Featured By Owner Nov 29, 2014  Student Writer
Hey! I've recently found out about flash fiction and constrained writing on Reddit, and i'm glad that there is a group for it. :D (Big Grin)  
EnsoDancer Featured By Owner Oct 26, 2013
FYI: Your members may be interested in a flash fiction contest going on at #TMNTContests. 1st prize is 50pts :points: Thanks!
Gretta-Van Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh nvm, I seem to have the answer from the flash fiction wikipedia page.
Gretta-Van Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
"Oh, make sure your piece is actually flash fiction and not a vignette. By this I mean, is your fiction a self contained piece with characters and some sort of plot progression or is it just a short segment dedicated to a specific character?"

So which is which then? I am confused. Can someone please elaborate?
RosNazilli Featured By Owner Aug 10, 2013
Hey can we get this group re birthed some way..  Maybe a few could hook up and moderate...
DelectableTea Featured By Owner Aug 13, 2013
Have sent you an invite! Good luck :D
ABAlex Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
Also, I added "The Party" a few days ago and haven't gotten any messages. Is it still being considered?
ABAlex Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2013
Thanks for accepting me in!
DailyBreadCafe Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2013   Writer
Hey, i've submitted a requested to join the group, please accept
SurrealGrotesque77 Featured By Owner Sep 21, 2012  Student Artist
If you are interested I am going a cyberpunk issue of my magazine, Surreal Grotesque ( and seeking out submissions, anything from 500-2500 words. Or art pieces of a Strange weird, bizarre, surreal, grotesque, mechanical, dystopic nature. Send any subs to: I also have a group here on deviantart: [link]
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