Micro-fiction: Changing the Game While Following the Rules


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Micro-fiction: Changing the Game While Following the Rules
Storytelling is perhaps the most ancient and universal form of communication known to humankind. In our modern society storytelling has taken on many different forms: novels and short stories, oral stories, movies and television, podcasts, and even music and visual art. One written form of storytelling, labeled by critics as micro-fiction or flash fiction, is a type of story that is very different from other written mediums like novels or short stories. Micro-fiction is characterized by its extreme shortness, with the entire story rarely containing more than a few hundred words. Although it is largely considered a new medium, micro-fiction’s roots date all the way back to Aesop’s...
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.....mmediate forms of communication, but being so brief and quick to read, micro-fiction fills a specific literary niche and is an important form of writing in today’s society. And despite some unusual and unorthodox methods employed in micro-fiction, these “flickers” are at their core traditional stories that adhere to all the standard elements and methods of other storytelling formats.
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