The art of being lost
Flash fiction is style of fiction writing characterized by its brevity. There are no set guidelines for the number of words, but the common practice is around 750 words or less. Flash fiction writing employs the same elements as other writing styles, such as conflict and protagonists, but it must be done in a limited amount of space. Because of its concision, flash fiction emphasizes the need for strong, precise language, often of a lyrical quality, much like poetry. Collections of flash fiction may even be bound together by an overarching theme to express the various viewpoints on a certain subject. Here I demonstrate the writing style known as flash fiction, collecting this series together in an attempt to explore my own theme: loss.