800px-Bleistift_35fachMy flash fiction story “How To Write Flash Fiction” won Punchnel’s Flash Hybrid Noir Contest. It’s a flash story, which means it’s a very very short story, which means you could probably read it during an elevator ride. Here is an excerpt, which is about 20 percent of  the story:

I am going to tell you how to write flash fiction, even if I have to kill someone to do it. First of all, your first sentence should indicate your genre immediately. Is it horror, science fiction, magical realism, noir? Now Donald Saltpeter, PhD, author of I Am A Literary Writer. I Don’t Do Genre, might say to that, “I am a literary writer. I don’t do genre.”

Click here to read the entire 499-word story.

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