Reading. Writing. Simply being.
When was the last new genre of writing introduced? Too long to recall. But our generation has invented this new genre that is like a cross between a prose poem and a short story. And as one of my classmates said, we are a culture of obsessed with making things smaller and quicker. Hence, flash fiction is the epitome of our time and people are quickly catching the bug.
I attended a flash fiction course at the Indiana Writer’s Center and my instructor, Sara Layden (saralayden.com), taught me what flash fiction is and isn’t.
To see some awesome examples check out Steve Almond at this link: http://flashfiction.net/2010/03/tuesday-flash-focus-steve-almonds-how-you-know-youre-an-adult.php