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Harjit Kaur Instructor Pete Howard English 101 11 November 2008 Flash Fiction Flash fiction as been around for so many years, but has become increasingly prevalent in the literary community. It was once an offshoot of the conventional story but now it has become an intellectually challenging blurb. Dozens of literary publications, both print and online, have shifted their focus to include flash fiction. Flash fiction differs from a normal story because the flash-fiction work contains the classic story elements: protagonist, conflict, obstacles or complications, and resolution. However, unlike the case with a traditional short story, the limited word length often forces some of these elements to remain unwritten, that is, hinted at or implied in the written storyline. In brief, flash fiction is a short form of storytelling. Defining it by the number of words or sentences or even pages required to tell a story, the number of words per story differs writer-to-writer and editor-to-editor. Some purists insist that it is a complete story told in less than 75 words; others claim 100 should be the maximum. For less-rigid
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This note was uploaded on 10/04/2010 for the course OT 450 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '10 term at SUNY Buffalo.

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