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
Mini-Interview with Eric Andrew Newman
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
Mini-Interview with Thad DeVassie
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
Mini-Interview with Marcelle Heath
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
Mini-Interview with Neil Clark
Most of the biggest literary gut-punches I’ve had have come from reading flash fiction pieces.
Mini-Interview with Kevin Richard White
"Say it fast, say it quick, say it right. Don’t ramble if you don’t have to."
Mini-Interview with Laura Besley
Why do you write flash? What makes it different for you? In May 2012 I set myself a challenge to write a piece of flash fiction every day for a year. The reason I did this was because I had ideas, but never got past the first couple of paragraphs (I still have more ideas … Continue reading Mini-Interview with Laura Besley
Mini-Interview with Tim Fitts
Why do you write flash? What makes it different for you? In my mind, traditional stories lengths are like pitching a single out in baseball. Presenting the batter with a variety of images that allow him or her to think you are going to put the ball here at this speed, when, instead, you put … Continue reading Mini-Interview with Tim Fitts
Mini-Interview with Dan Crawley
Why do you write flash? What makes it different for you? Maybe it’s because I used to write songs when I was a teen, playing out narratives of specific characters or settings in my songs. So in my twenties, it was an easy transition into writing flash fiction. Plus, I found writers like Carver and … Continue reading Mini-Interview with Dan Crawley
Mini-Interview with Michael Prihoda
If a novel is a polaroid whose development is slowed and stretched across hundreds of pages, flash fiction is a finger press on a camera phone. The picture springs instantly to life and the reader is allowed to look at it, and turn it over.