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The Definitive Flash: 50 Shades of Flash, Day 17

Fifty Words on Fifty Def­i­n­i­tions of Flash

(def­i­n­i­tions from Dictionary.com)


      17.  to break forth into sud­den flame or light, esp. tran­sient­ly or

 Sud­den fic­tion is one name flash fic­tion goes by. That idea of
tran­sience and inter­mit­tence seems part of flash’s iden­ti­ty. Why not use flash to
cap­ture some­thing that, like itself, goes for one bright burst rather than a
steady dim glow.

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