“Creative writing can be considered as art, and as such, it’s the emotional response to it which makes it good or not. I want to read stories that make me laugh, cry, sit back and think ‘sh*t’ – any strong emotion rather than mundane perfection.”

C Tattersall 2021

Fusilli Writing is named after a shape of pasta because that’s just how we like our stories – short and with a twist.

Flash fiction is a whole story with a very limited word count. Definitions vary but we consider flash fiction to be less than 1,000 words. There is no minimum word count but the shortest stories are usually 6 words.

Fusilli Writing is created by Chris Tattersall a prolific writer who you can read more about, including his flash fiction output in the about page.

Free Flash Fiction Competition

To encourage the writing of flash fiction we have a free competition for stories up to 200 words but must contain a twist (£5 for feedback plus our 47 page document: Fundamentals of Flash Fiction). You can read more and enter on our competition page.

On this page you can also purchase our document ‘Fundamentals of Flash Fiction’ without feedback for £3, and read our free article: ‘Entering writing competitions – six top tips’.


We provide workshops based on our publication ‘An introduction to writing good flash fiction’. We are also happy to discuss any other requirements you may have for flash fiction workshops.

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