1. Why do you write flash? What makes it different for you? Firstly, flash works for me as a reader because I don’t have as much time as I’d like to have, as I used to have, and flash allows me to still enjoy the escape of other people’s stories. As a writer, I enjoy … Continue reading Mini-Interview with Christopher P. Mooney
Why do you write flash? What makes it different for you? I wish there was some kind of deep, meaningful answer, but really flash is just how I naturally write. When I started writing again about five years ago after a long hiatus, everything that came out happened to be around 1,000 words or under. … Continue reading Mini-Interview with Eric Andrew Newman
Why do you write flash? What makes it different for you? Flash provides me with the very thing – closure, satisfaction, the rainbow’s end – that long-form fiction dangles before me like an ever-diminishing carrot. I write both long-form and flash, but I always know instantly when an idea is best suited to flash. It … Continue reading Mini-Interview with Jen Fawkes
For most of us, writing is a lonely pursuit. We squirrel away time from loved ones and friends in order to spend time with the thoughts in our heads, hoping to transcribe them onto the blank page. This is followed by lots of revision, more time alone with our project, only to hopefully find someone … Continue reading Why Take A Writing Class?
Why do you write flash? What makes it different for you? I’m a big fan of flash fiction that stays in one scene and digs into that moment deeply. For me, there are these moments in life where I can say: this is pivotal, I want to remember this, because it encapsulates so much of … Continue reading Mini-Interview with Eshani Surya
Why do you write flash? What makes it different for you? Until recently, I have always described my writing life as that of a poet who gravitates toward prose poetry. But I’ve always felt like a fish out of water with my writing – not really a formal poet, not quite a fiction writer capable … Continue reading Mini-Interview with Thad DeVassie
Why do you write flash? What makes it different for you? I was working at a bookstore in the 80s when I discovered Sudden Fiction. I remember looking for other books like it, and not finding anything, until Sudden Fiction International was released. Then, in the 90s I found Micro Fiction. Amy Hempel’s “Hostess” and … Continue reading Mini-Interview with Marcelle Heath
Most of the biggest literary gut-punches I’ve had have come from reading flash fiction pieces.
"Say it fast, say it quick, say it right. Don’t ramble if you don’t have to."
Photo: Tandem X Visuals Past Lives Our four-year-old tells stories, usually unprompted, about his old house, this former life he had before he was with us. He lived on a farm on a country road with John Deere tractors. The deer with the sprig of whitetails gathered at the edge of the woods, and he […]Fiction … Continue reading Fiction from Tommy Dean —