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English term or phrase:flash fiction
French translation:histoires brèves
Entered by: Guylaine Ingram
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23:52 Oct 23, 2005
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Art/Literary - Other / flash fiction
English term or phrase: flash fiction
WRITING PROJECT: XX is currently accepting flash fiction, short stories and poetry for an online literary journal...
Guylaine Ingram
United States
Local time: 13:56
histoires brèves
J'ai trouvé aussi une occurrence de "fiction minute". A ne pas confondre bien évidemment avec "short stories" = nouvelles.
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Local time: 20:56
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4short stories for the internet
Elizabeth Lyons
3histoires brèves
3fictions breves (succintes)
Georges Tocco

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short stories for the internet

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"With the advent of the Internet, editors are looking for shorter works, more easily read on a computer screen. The current term is "flash fiction", a tale between 300-1000 words long. Longer than micro-fiction (10-300 words) but shorter than traditional short stories (3000-5000 words preferred by most magazines), flash fiction is usually a story of a single act, sometimes the culmination of several unwritten events"

Note added at 27 mins (2005-10-24 00:20:05 GMT)

The above quote is from: http://www.fictionfactor.com/guests/flashfiction.html

Note added at 28 mins (2005-10-24 00:21:13 GMT)

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Flash Fiction!Fiction in a flash! What's your favorite story? Why? Why not? Talk about it on our message board! "Click Here". Past contests entries can be found here. ...
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Flash What? A Quick Look at Flash FictionSo we've now got a fairly blurry idea of what flash fiction is. ... Most flash fiction stories, due to their abrupt beginnings and sudden endings, ...
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Riding the Meridian - Flashes on the MeridianYou will also find dazzling examples of flash fiction on the Internet, ... Flash fiction can also embrace highly experimental writing that pushes the ...
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Consider - Flash FictionThis page is dedicated to the art of flash fiction, aka sudden fiction or short-short stories. I've posted some of my own work (this is my web site, ...
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Online Workshop - Suddenly, Flash FictionThis session is to introduce workshoppers to the flash fiction genre-- what it is, ... Pamelyn Casto created and runs the Flash Fiction Writing Workshop. ...
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Elizabeth Lyons
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Local time: 11:56
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fictions breves (succintes)


Georges Tocco
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histoires brèves

J'ai trouvé aussi une occurrence de "fiction minute". A ne pas confondre bien évidemment avec "short stories" = nouvelles.

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Oct 24, 2005 - Changes made by Guylaine Ingram:
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