What is flash fiction? I'd never heard of it until I went to Goldsmiths. Not necessarily fiction that's written in a flash, I discovered. It's fiction that's over and done with... in a flash. Often only a few hundred words or so. Sometimes as few as 150 words. I'm part of a writing workshop consisting of other Goldsmiths alumni and during our weekly Zoom session yesterday, the person running it (we take it in turns) suggested we write some flash fiction: a short story, in 150 words. We were given ten minutes to complete it. She then suggested we try something on the theme prediction, up to 500 words. I put the ideas together and wrote for ten minutes on the theme prediction. So here's my first bit of flash fiction, written in a flash, 150 words exactly, on the theme prediction.
I TOLD YOU.