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The famous six word story… Hemingway- Baby Shoe’s

Hemingway’s 6 word short story

Lately I’ve been exploring the literary depths of Flash Fiction. It’s much more difficult than I had thought. I found this definition, as well as a few others (Twitterature)… Go figure!

Some commentators have suggested that flash fiction possesses a unique literary quality in its ability to hint at or imply a larger story.

Flash fiction is a fictional work of extreme brevity that still offers character and plot development. Identified varieties, many of them defined by word count, include the six-word story; the 280-character story (also known as “twitterature”); the “dribble” (also known as the “mini-saga,” 50 words); the “drabble” (also known as “micro-fiction,” 100 words); “sudden fiction” (750 words); flash fiction (1,000 words); and “micro-story”.

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