A oneshot as it refers to fanfiction is a short, artistic piece, usually spanning no more than one scene or event.

They are sometimes called ficlets or vignettes, and usually involve a character, rather than an action-driven plot. They can be fluff, angst, lemons, or any other type of fanfiction.

Good oneshots convey a strong dose of evocative prose in a small space, and they can be a joy to read.

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