Today is the first Friday of September. I plan to write a Flash Fiction and post it on the first Friday of each month, starting in October. What is flash fiction, you may ask? It is sometimes known as micro-fiction and is generally a term used to describe a short story of less than 500 words. I love this pithy, pared-down form of story-telling – where every word must count and there’s no room for flab! I often try for a story in under 250 words – and I’ve heard this referred to as ‘nano- fiction’! Each story has a title and “Travelling with Rats” will be ‘4xF#1′. You will be able to read it here on Friday 4th October. So 4xF = FFFF = First Friday Flash Fiction & #1 = Number One. Got it?