flash fiction

LK: I love the integration of past and present with visions of the future. How does being a Mall Flower let us make keen
"Flash" or very short fiction is ever more popular these days. The wonderful Best Small Fictions 2015 (Queen's Ferry Press), edited by Tara L. Masih and guest editor Robert Olen Butler, brings together "small fictions" by fifty-five writers including Rusty Barnes, Ron Carlson, Kelly Cherry, Stuart Dybek, Bobbie Ann Mason, and Diane Williams.
Loren Kleinman (LK) Talk about the premise of RIFT? What's the significance of the title? LK: One of my favorite stories
Paul Beckman's stories are widely published in print and online in the following magazines amongst others: Connecticut Review, Raleigh Review, Litro, Playboy, Pank, Blue Fifth Review, Flash Frontier, Metazen, Boston Literary Magazine, and Literary Orphans. His work has been included in a number of anthologies and published in a dozen countries.
So, brevity isn't the only qualifier for a narrative told online. In fact, most Twitter fiction stories are composed of several
"Lady Gaga Considers the Shrimp Scampi" by Steve Almond Published by New Flash Fiction First sentence: "There were fifty
Matt Potter is an Australian-born writer who keeps a part of his psyche in Berlin. Matt has been published in various places online, and he is, rather amazingly, also the founding editor of Pure Slush.
"A Man Without Shoes" by Per Petterson, published by A Public Space First sentence: Dad had a face that Arvid loved to watch
I don't know who signed up for my class, but I know that we share the belief that community matters. To paraphrase Grace Paley, a community might not be changed by talking to one person at a time, but it can be known.
This story is taken from my upcoming book of surreal anecdotes and flash fiction fairy tales for adults called "The Mundane
As most people, she was under the impression that when she blinked, only her sight dropped out. But of course that was not true.
There are many objects and concepts that require specific gods to oversee their life and use. But nothing has ever needed a god as badly as parking lots. At least, that is what the God of Parking Lots kept repeating to himself, to make up for a generally ignored existence.
If you like this story, you can check out another one here. This story is taken from my upcoming book of surreal anecdotes
They lived on the unnecessary planet doing unnecessary things and were generally unnecessary people. It happens like that some times, when the universe produces things both really great and little enough to be superfluous.
Or in another stab at celebrating IDOL properly, you may be advised to write something like this here, a collection of amusing
If you like this story, you can check out another one here. This story is taken from my upcoming book of surreal anecdotes
She was the best actress in the world -- the star of the silver screen -- the sun of the golden stage. She was so exact, so convincing in disappearing into her characters that the imaginary world she created became more precise and real than the real world she lived in.
It was a decent life, as the idea pulled down the man's hair under the scalp and made for itself a hairy sky. It spent time