Hint Fiction

2:27 PM Saturday, April 24, 2010

I don't know why the neighbors look at me that way.  It's not my fault the naughty, little gnomes taunt me. They must be stopped!


 As I have grown very fond of
Flash Fiction, I have discovered a new (or at least new to me) phenomenon called Hint Fiction

I like it...I like it a lot. :)

Definition of Hint Fiction (in my own words):  Fiction told remarkably fast (about 25 words or less) with a hint at a larger story within the title.  

For a longer definition by someone who knows much more about it then I do, go here

Of course, I felt the need to try out this new toy of sorts. Hope you enjoyed my first attempt at hint fiction with this story, "Mental."


  1. Hi Julie, I think your Hint Fiction story is great! Are you aware of the contest that Robert Swartwood (the author who coined the term, Hint Fiction) is holding? You should give it a try! Here's my blog post explaining it, with links: http://www.womenofmystery.net/2010/04/hint-fiction-contest.htmlI have a story in the upcoming HINT FICTION: AN ANTHOLOGY OF STORIES TOLD IN 25 WORDS OR FEWER this November. Good luck!

    Kathleen A. Ryan

  2. I am aware and very excited! I submitted two this morning. Check the bottom of his post for Jules Carey. I submitted both this and another story called "Honeymoon's Over."Thanks for the tip. I look forward to checking out your blog.


  3. Hi Julie, Your stories are terrific! I'm glad you entered. I'm still working on my two...Thanks for checking out The Women of Mystery blog.

    Kathleen A. Ryan

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