I'm a concise writer in general, agreeing with your sentiment that every word of finished prose or poetry should be meaningful.
Few of my stories feature the surprise twist that thematically identifies flash fiction, but several are categorized as flash by length. I participate in flash fiction events to challenge myself to pack a fully developed story into a few words. It's a skill I don't want to lose.
There's practically no money in flash fiction, poetry, or short stories, but if I chose not to write them for lack of pay, I'd write a lot less overall. I'll continue to write what comes, be it a poem, story, or novel.
Thursday, March 26, 2009
My Feeling on Flash Fiction
Responding to Patrick Shawn Bagley's blog post on flash fiction, I commented: