Welcome to Catholic Flash Fiction. What is Flash Fiction?   There are many opinions as to what precise length constitutes a flash fiction story, but in short, flash fiction is a story told in as few words as possible.  For our purposes here, any story between 300 to 1000 words will constitute Flash Fiction.

In our fast-paced world, in order to get the attention of would-be readers, the material needs to be short, snappy and to-the-point.   So flash fiction provides the reader a quick form of engaging entertainment for a busy lifestyle.  It provides the writer with a particular challenge:  how to be lean and economical with words.

Catholic Flash Fiction provides this and much more:  namely a way in to the soul of the reader, a way to get the reader to think more deeply about life and its true meaning.

It is yet another way to implement Pope Benedict’s encouragement for Catholics to bring Christ to the “digital continent”. Are you up for a treat?  Am I up for a challenge?  Come and see . . .


5 thoughts on “What is Catholic Flash Fiction?

  1. What a neat idea! To further challenge yourself, you can limit it to even 100s: drabble (100 words), drouble (200 words), etc.

    I look forward to reading these. 🙂

  2. I just bought a used book titled Fast Fition – Creatign fiction in Five Minutes. The author calls these types of stories short short stories. In the Catholic category that you describe, I imagine they would be much like parables. I think your concept fits with information technology. Try to fit flash fiction in a tweet. Now there’s a challenge!

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