flash fiction

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flash fiction (countable and uncountable, plural flash fictions)

  1. (countable) A fictional story that is briefer than typical short stories.
  2. (uncountable) The genre of such stories.


  • 1997, Ron McFarland, "Another Kind of Violence: Sherman Alexie's Poems," American Indian Quarterly, vol. 21, no. 2, p. 259.
    Even those stories range from short-short, "sudden," or "flash" fiction of just three to five pages to more conventionally constructed stories than run nearly twenty pages.