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Flash Fiction Review: Best Small Fictions 2016

BSF 2016 con­tains forty-five flash fic­tions, all of which should please both those new & old to small fic­tions.


Flash Fiction Reprint: Jolene McIlwain’s “Seed to Full”

Flash Fic­tion Reprint of Jolene McIlwain’s “Seed To Full”: “After you’ve felled the tree and dragged it from the site and hauled it to the mill, one of the first things you do is scale it, mea­sure to find out how many board foot it can yield.”


Craft: Backstory Without the Whole Story

Back­story can be a tricky sub­ject when writ­ing short sto­ries, espe­cially in the realm of fan­tasy.


Flash Craft: A Critical Reading of Denis Johnson’s “Car Crash While Hitchhiking”

I intend to exam­ine the rela­tion­ship between dia­logue and sub­text, pro­vid­ing speci­fic exam­ples from “Car Crash While Hitch­hik­ing,” as well as broad­en­ing the dis­cus­sion to include tech­niques writ­ers can use to improve this rela­tion­ship between dia­logue and sub­text in their own sto­ries.


Flash Reprint: Jon Sindell’s “Dhoti”

Flash fic­tion reprint from Jon Sin­dell: “Dad’s eight­i­eth birth­day was a cos­tume party. I was Maria Von Trap…”


Flash Reprint: Anne Weisgerber’s “Upfurler”

Flash Fic­tion Reprint from Anne Weis­ger­ber: “Nobody under­stood this could be a thing, until they saw jumpers at a cer­tain height, five hun­dred eleven feet, tum­ble upward.”