The old practice of paying magazine writers by the word rewarded verbosity. Short-short narrative calls on different skills to make every word count. Constraints can spur creativity, we found in Gale Walden’s Write-by-the-Lake workshop on flash memoir and flash fiction last week. You might have fun with one of these:
For my first stab at flash fiction six years ago, click on “Her Next Bed” on the Writing page of this website.
I'm a historian who writes novels and literary nonfiction. My home base is Madison, Wisconsin.