I miss reading. I miss setting aside an hour, or two or three, to fall in love with a good book and explore another world for a while. Nowadays my reading quota seems to be taken up with internet browsing, reading random crap that pops up on my Facebook feed and blindly staring at lecture notes I can’t quite seem to decipher. I mean, technically, it’s still reading, but it’s not quite the same.
So when I recently stumbled across Flash Fiction I realised I could finally have my cake and have time to eat it too! For anyone, like me, who hasn’t heard of Flash Fiction before they’re basically super short stories that pack a serious punch.
From the 100 word drabble to the lengthier 500 – 1000 word short, every micro tale gives you a chance to escape into another world for a brief part of the day. Taking just a few minutes to read, they can be devoured on the bus journey to work placements, squeezed in between lectures or read just before your head hits the pillow.
Amazon are currently offering two collections of flash fiction for FREE on the kindle, so if, like me, you miss reading because life no longer seems to allow you the free time, give them a go. I’ve committed to try and fit in just one story a day. I started last night before bed and surprised myself by reading, not one, but three! If you’d like to try them out for yourself the two collections are available right here: