Just out of curiosity, do you know what the difference would be between sketch stories and flash fiction?
It sounds to me like they’re semi-interchangeable, but the big difference would be that sketches don’t have a plot—they’re more like vignettes of characters, settings, scenes, etc. But flash fiction is a story with a plot, even though it’s super short.
We’ve had a bunch of flash fiction prompts on YW over the year[s] and I think those are some of the most amazing submissions we ever get—everyone should check ‘em out. I think flash fiction is super cool and since we live in the “140 character or less” age, they’re lyke totes hawt righnow.
Well to be honest, I wasn’t 100% sure what a sketch story was when I first read this, so I went over to
The Bible of Everything Wikipedia and looked it up. For those of you like me who didn’t know, here is what it said!
I actually think a lot of what young writers write are sketch stories—I did, anyway, before I had a firm grasp on conflict and plot. A lot of the stories still hanging around on my personal blog are pretty much sketch stories. And I think they make really cool writing exercises for people working out pieces of longer stories, or just as writing practice in general.
Soooo there are my thoughts! Haha.