This is from my upcoming book Quick Flash Fiction: Unleashing Your Creativity. There will be 52 Tips…here’s Tip#1.
Here are the six types that were mentioned in the forward. Let’s look at them again:
-Flash fiction: Max 1500 words.
-Sudden fiction: Max 750 words.
-Drabble, or microfiction: Max 100 words.
-Dribble, or minisaga: Max 50 words.
-Twitterature: Max 280 characters.
-Six-word story: Any story with a single-digit word count is a category unto itself.
The most common type of flash fiction. Some sources say under 1000 words. Flash Fiction is a very old art form, and became popular in the 1920s and was often called short short stories.
This is a good wikipedia article about flash fiction:
Another good article taking another look at Flash Fiction and the types of: