on Jane Friedman site:
Consider flash fiction an opportunity. Let go of your tricks and your clever exposition techniques. Let go of your need to explain. Discover what you don’t need to say.
Let go of description—one perfect detail will do the trick. Let silences be potent. Don’t rush to fill them.
Let go of extra words: create meaningful gaps.
Let go of the urge to linger.
So what’s left?
What’s left is a tightly crafted nugget of concentrated gold. What’s left is flash fiction.