New Class, New Flash, New Micro

This summer I’ve been busy teaching flash fiction workshops for Cleaver Magazine and Truro Center for the Arts, but also managing to get some writing done. What’s next: I’m teaching Afterburn: the Art of Flash Revision for Cleaver starting the … Continue reading

Where is fancy bred, in the heart or in the head?

Stories Published This Spring The pandemic spring, when time moved strangely and everyone swam through a dark dream, until reality shone a floodlight on us all. It felt like I did nothing this spring. I often berated myself for doing … Continue reading

Flash Fiction Boot Camp

Do you sometimes need a push to get writing? I do, especially in this time of quarantine, when normal life structures have been lifted. I find it helpful to have deadlines, prompts, and someone to hold me accountable. That’s why … Continue reading

The Monday Prompt, #5

The Mix Tape Write a flash prose piece (fiction or nonfiction) that begins with a line from a pop song. Aim for not more than 400 words, and in the body of the story, use at least four other words … Continue reading

Attachment Theory

New Stories in a Strange Time We’re at it again, pretending nothing’s changed. “Attachment Theory” published in trampset _____I liked that we could craft whole conversations around lines from 1940s crime films. Or country songs. I liked that we could … Continue reading

Heroines wanted. Apply here.

Take aim at the Spider’s Web Flash Fiction Prize. Send your best, 750 or less. The 2020 Spider’s Web Flash Fiction Prize Is Looking for Your Best Work Do you have a flash fiction piece, 750 words or fewer, featuring … Continue reading

Flash Fiction Distillery

In cooking, it would be the equivalent of making a reduction sauce, paring down each tale to its essence, giving it time to simmer, until you have an explosion of taste in just a tiny amount that lingers on the … Continue reading