Not satisfied simply to keep up with trends in flash fiction, I aim to get ahead of the curve.
Most folks agree that stories of 1000 words or less meet the definition of flash fiction. As more writers get onboard and push the envelope further and further, we are regularly seeing stories of 500, 250, 100, 99, 50, 25, 10, and even 6 words.
Simple extrapolation tells me what the next wave will be: the zero-word story!
I am already working on my first zero-word story. It’s coming along nicely, if I do say so myself.
Unfortunately, I won’t be able to share it with you because, well, it has zero words. Trust me, it’s in my head.
And it’s pretty good.