My flash fiction story "Regrets" came out today at 200 CCs.
This story is a great example of finding the right market for a piece. I had this great idea for a tiny story, but when I wrote it, it turned out to be 200 words, which was 100 words too many for a drabble. Most places that accept short-shorts have very firm word counts. And most places looking for flash fiction - stories up to 1000 words - prefer to have the longer spectrum of flash fiction rather than the shorter. So I held onto this story, thinking it might never be published, but hoping I could find just the right place for it because I really liked it. Then along came Mr. Hamilton's new magazine, which was looking for 200-word stories! He is publishing (and has published - just look through the archives!) some brilliant stories in that in-between length that are hard to find.
So I hope you enjoy reading "Regrets" as much as I enjoyed writing it. :)
Who the heck is Alison McBain?
I am a freelance writer and poet with over two hundred short pieces published in magazines and anthologies. Check out my 2024 writing challenge to write a book a week at Author Versus AI. For more info, please check out my "About Me" page.
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