About Flash Fiction Center

Flash Fiction Center is an Open Educational Resource (OER) for educators interested in teaching creative writing online using virtual worlds. 

The environment is designed to help students learn about flash fiction and to motivate them to write this type of concise story.

On this island, students will find information about flash fiction, micro-fiction, drabble, nano-fiction, along with writing tasks and working laptops connected to the Internet - in this case to wordcounter.net. Students will also be able to add their stories to ‘story boxes’ placed near each writing task panel. Teachers can later add those stories to the 'writing task libraries'.

Free Full Avatar Kits

Because entering a virtual world will probably be a new experience for some students, free full avatar kits (for male and female) are provided at the center.

Recommended Viewers

Firestorm or Singularity (this viewer is especially recommended for those with less powerful computers).


Ener Hax, for the amazing ‘Light Bulb’ building; Linda Kellie, for free full avatar kits, assorted furniture, and sit animations; and the OpenVCE team, for the information stall and stands.

Flash Fiction Center was developed by CMElias / Camie Rembrandt back in 2013, using SoaS, and then saved as OpenSim Archive (OAR file).

This sim is just an example of what can be easily created using a simple computer (not even connected to the Internet), SoaS, and OpenSimulator Archives (aka OAR files). The theme of this sim is Flash Fiction, but the building could be adapted to help students learn any other subject.

If you're an educator interested in using this OAR file on your creative learning projects, contact Camie Rembrandt.

How to visit Flash Fiction Center

Creative Commons License
Flash Fiction Center OAR file is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.