flashfic

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

flash +‎ fic, from flash fiction.

Noun[edit]

flashfic (countable and uncountable, plural flashfics)

  1. (uncountable, fandom slang) Flash fiction.
    • 2002 November 14, Scipio [username], “{ASSD} Something I wrote, along those lines. Was (Re: {ASSM} Lipogram of S-E-X...)”, in alt.sex.stories.d, Usenet[1]:
      I will throw down the gauntlet to other flash authors (or anyone else)... Write a piece of flashfic that's a palindrome (reading by paragraphs, that is). I'll see if I can whip out another one as well...
    • 2011, Tisha Turk, "Metalepsis in Fan Videos and Fan Fiction", in Metalepsis in Popular Culture (eds. Karin Kukkonen & Sonja Klimek), De Gruyter (2011), →ISBN, page 98:
      Anti-illusionist metalepsis is acceptable under certain circumstances, however, as we can see in the NCIS and Due South flashfic self-insertion challenges (malnpudl 2007; china_shop 2008).
    • 2011 March 16, Kirok of L'Stok [username], “Re: NEW TNG: Carpe Diem, P/C and others (1/1), G-rated”, in alt.startrek.creative, Usenet[2]:
      I'm not even sure if it qualifies as a FlasFic[sic] but like most good flashfic it relies for its success on the readers[sic] existing background knowledge to place it within a larger framework.
    • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:flashfic.
  2. (countable, fandom slang) An individual work of flash fiction, especially a fanfic.
    • 2003 November 16, Jane Davitt, “Re: Drabble: Forever After”, in alt.tv.buffy-v-slayer.creative, Usenet[3]:
      (Though, not to nit pick[sic] but it isn't a drabble; they're 100 words, excluding title; this is a short fic, flashfic, ficlet...whatever<g>)
    • 2006, L. D. Beghol, Magnetic Fields' 69 Love Songs: A Field Guide, Continuum (2006), →ISBN, page 103:
      This feels like a flashfic, one of those teensy-weensy short stories that leaves you gasping in just five or six sentences.
    • 2011, Max Giovagnoli, Transmedia Storytelling: Imagery, Shapes and Techniques, ETC Press (2011), →ISBN, page 84:
      According to a fanfiction tale's length, we can find the drabble (text up to 110 words), the flashfic (between 111 and 500 words) and the one piece, or one shot (more than 500 words).
    • For more quotations using this term, see Citations:flashfic.

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