... rainbow over Anderson's Bay, Dunedin
New Zealand is to be the Guest of Honour this year at the Frankfurt Book Fair.
The Frankfurt Book Fair: An Aotearoa Affair 2102 is a blog set up to celebrate this fact.
June is Flash Fiction month in New Zealand (June 22nd is New Zealand's Flash Fiction Day). Go HERE to read more about that.
To celebrate this, Aotearoa Affair is featuring short, short stories with a Flash Across Borders edition of their Blog Carnival.
I have joined the Carnival with a short, short story of my own:
P.S. There really is a bell of Lough Lene, discovered by a boy fishing for eels and now housed in a museum in Ireland - Google it!
Go here to read the writing that has so far been featured in previous blog carnivals.
From Wikipedia: Flash fiction is a style of fictional literature or fiction of extreme brevity. There is no widely accepted definition of the length of the category. Some self-described markets for flash fiction impose caps as low as three hundred words, while others consider stories as long as a thousand words to be flash fiction.
The term "flash fiction" may have originated from a 1992 anthology of that title. As the editors said in their introduction, their definition of a "flash fiction" was a story that would fit on two pages of a typical digest-sized literary magazine.
Other names for flash fiction include sudden fiction, microfiction, micro-story, short short, postcard fiction and short short story, though distinctions are sometimes drawn between some of these terms; for example, sometimes one-thousand words is considered the cut-off between "flash fiction" and the slightly longer short story "sudden fiction".