I thought it would be fun to write a flash fiction piece. For those readers who aren’t familiar with the concept, it’s just very short fiction. Some purists claim that if it’s longer than 75 words it’s not flash; others say anything under a thousand words is fine. I’ve opted for the latter.
What isn’t imposed on the writer is how long they have to produce the piece. But, in order to exercise various writing muscles in the way I want to, I’ve set myself some limits for this–and future–pieces:
- Up to ten minutes thinking of a concept.
- Up to an hour to draft.
- Up to ten minutes to edit.
- No cheating.
So without further ado, here’s my first ever flash fiction piece–‘The Killing Floor’. Let me know if you like it.