1 Write about something that matters to you.
In other words, make the reader care.
If you are a stickler for the truth, how do you feel about people who get away with telling lies?
Do you worry about your children’s safety?
Are you afraid of growing old?
Make a list of things that matter to you. It will be useful now and in the future.
2 Spend time creating your title
It can add to your story or help invite a reader in.
3 Start as far into the story as possible
In other words, grab the reader’s interest straight away.
Study examples of flash and see how little the reader needs to know. If the story’s good, he won’t mind working to fill in some of the details himself.
4 Things to avoid:
A weak ending
5 Whatever problem or question is set up at the beginning of your flash, be sure to solve or answer it at the end.
National Flash Fiction Day. Saturday 15th June.
Details online at https://www.writers-online.co.uk/news/creative-writing-submissions-national-flash-fiction-day-2019