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Flash Reprint: Douglas W. Milliken's "Skidder & Draw"

Flash Fiction Reprint from Douglas W. Milliken: “That makes it non-fiction, right?:” (continue reading)

Flash Reprint: Hillary Leftwich's "Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition"

Flash Fiction Reprint from Hillary Leftwich’s “Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition”“ (continue reading)

Flash Focus: Cycle of Living in "Some Cool Heaven"

The format of the story itself is cyclical, a format that lends itself to the message of the flash and speaks to Smith-Stevens’ masterful craft. (continue reading)

Flash Reprint: Kristina Marie Darling's "North"

Flash Fiction Reprint from Kristina Marie Darling’s “North”: “A girl drove into a blizzard at sunset.” (continue reading)

Flash Reprint: Paul Kavanagh's "Antoine de Saint-Exupéry"

Flash Fiction Reprint from Paul Kavanagh’s “Antoine de Saint-Exupéry”: “We decided to hang Alfred. Viv went for rope.” (continue reading)

Flash Reprint: Jeff Friedman's "Family"

Flash Fiction Reprint of Jeff Friedman’s “Family”—“It’s the end of the world,” my father proclaimed at the breakfast table, rising in his bear-checked pajamas. (continue reading)


Flash Fiction Reprint from Jacqueline Doyle’s NOONDAY ROBBERY AT BOONEVILLE SAVINGS AND LOAN: “So yesterday, I kid you not, a guy dressed like Darth Vader walks in….” (continue reading)

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Written by Matter Press's founder and managing editor Randall Brown, A Pocket Guide to Flash Fiction provides NOT the way to write flash fiction, but SOME ways to make your writing flash!