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
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? 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."
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
A perfectly smooth stone, maybe. Or a bird egg you find on the sidewalk, miraculously uncracked. When I write flash, I love that I can see the beginning and end of the story at the same time.
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