The six word short story above has been widely attributed to Hemingway. In celebration of Flash Fiction Day on June 22, I’m going concise.
Flash fiction is a tiny bite. The shortest of short stories. As much as a 1,000 words, some only 100. No time to set scenes, to build characters. Understated and subtle, less will always be more. A mere glimpse of a time. Like Michelangelo, sculpt to the bare necessities. Write long, go short.