I have been turning my hand to writing some flash fictions recently and sending them out into the world of competitions. I entered two, Progress and Playing Nurses, into the 2012 Fish Publishing Flash Fiction competition and couldn't quite believe it when they both made the long list. The short list should be announced by the end of this month and I'm really hoping that one of them might make it to the next round. But even if it doesn't I am really pleased that my first competition entries got this far.
Although they are so short, flashes are hard to write. Every word matters as you have to create a fully-rounded story in such a limited word count. They are perfect material for blogs and I've noticed that e-publishers are calling for them more and more as they are also good for downloading and reading on commutes to work. But more importantly I have discovered that I really enjoy writing them. So expect to see more of them on here once the A-Z challenge is over.