Twiction, flash, drabble, dribble, and hint fiction

August 1, 2009 at 11:02 pm (Uncategorized)

Novels are tiring, partly because you have so much freedom – whole worlds to invent and so on. So every so often I take a holiday into the world of the weird. Stories without the letter ‘e’. Stories with just dialogue. Stories inspired by a picture. More often, I go to unusual lengths – unusually small lengths.

 

Twiction: twitter fiction (can be any length, but 140 characters at a time). Join my piratical twitter tale by clicking on the link at left (it’s located above the story so far – read upward from August 1).

Flash: 1000 or less words

Drabble: 100 or less words

Dribble: 50 or less words

Hint fiction: 25 or less words

Hint fiction also has the quality that’s it’s not MEANT to be a story – not meant to show the reader who the character is; not meant to have a beginning, middle and end. It’s just a moment – and all the rest is just hinted at. The creepiest story I’ve ever read was hint fiction, which you can find here with the title “Progress” (not suitable for children – but everything is implied, of course):

http://www.robertswartwood.com/?page_id=78

There’s a really cool hint fiction competition getting run at the moment. Those who were at the flashmob yesterday would have read “Risk” which is one of my entries. If you want to know more, go here:

http://www.robertswartwood.com/?page_id=8

If you have an idea, the story is almost finished.

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2 Comments

  1. jo said,

    hey fel,

    just saying hi cause mum sent me a link to all your stories and your blog, so saludos from guatemala!! liked hearing how your marriage goes 6 months in! ha. one month in and it is an adventure for me…

    will try and keep reading!!

  2. felicitybloomfield said,

    Hi Jo, it’s great to hear from you! I actually saw your parents on Sunday (at Don’s engagement party), which was great.

    For me the first month of marriage was by far the hardest. I just didn’t know how it was going to turn out.

    Fel

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