A story in 500 words.
A vignette in 750 words.
A 1000 word flash fiction in dialogue.
A flash fiction of 370 words.
Memories of a childhood summer comes back to haunt a man.
If you think breaking writing "rules" will make you David Foster Wallace, you should first study how Bollywood movies break the rules.
Policing "cultural appropriation" stifles creativity and normalizes white supremacism.
Distill your question when seeking feedback on your manuscript.
The conflict between two contrasting motivations is what projects character development.
An extended metaphor can be a great thing if you can pull it off.