Now, before you start freaking out and run away screaming from my blog, you need to know this isn't as hard as it seems. I used to say I could never write short fiction. All my short stories turn into novels, and my novels into series. And they still do! But I've gotten some great story idea starts from flash fiction. It's a great exercise because it shuts down the editor. You don't have time to listen to that pessimistic critic because you've only got an hour to write. It lets your creative brain just fly and teaches you how to let her.
Now, the biggest challenge for all you perfectionists out there is the no editing rule. That's right, I said no editing-unless you type super, super fast and can get your thousand words done and have time left over to edit within the hour. When the hour is up, you're done. Kaput, Finished. You're on your honor with this, but please be honest so it will be fair to all the other players.
Again, don't be scared. Try it. Life is all about trying new things and seeing what fits, right? Give this one a chance and you might have just found a new way to spark your creativity.
I can't wait to see what you come up with!