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Wednesday Flash Therapy: Some (Very) Short Wishes for Your Flash

FlashFiction.Net is one-year old. One of those ubiq­ui­tous sum­mer songs is stuck in my head as part of the cel­e­bra­tory vibe:

Can we pre­tend that air­planes
In the night sky
Are like shoot­ing stars
I could really use a wish right now
Wish right now, wish right now
Can we pre­tend that air­planes
In the night sky
Are like shoot­ing stars
I could really use a wish right now
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Of course, FlashFiction.Net used its stored up wishes for you, because that’s the kind of gen­er­ous spirit that flows from this site. Not all of them can be revealed, for fear that none will come true, but here’s a sam­pling:

      • May your titles cre­ate inter­est, sub­text, mys­tery, and mean­ing.
      • May your first lines be sub­ver­sive and immer­sive.
      • May your dia­logue force char­ac­ters to go deeper.
      • May each word be what Quick Fiction’s Jen Pieroni calls “a smart sur­prise.”
      • May your end­ings be both a door and a win­dow.
      • May your flashes be as bril­liant as you dreamed they might be.
      • And may they, and their writ­ers, all find the per­fect homes. 

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For fur­ther read­ing, check out FlashFiction.Net’s sug­gested read­ings of flash fic­tion and prose poetry col­lec­tions, antholo­gies, and craft books, by click­ing here.

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3 comments

From Gay Degani

Thank you for this Ran­dall. I’m print­ing it up and putting it on my bul­letin board next to my com­puter.

From Liz Haigh

Happy Birth­day FlashFiction.Net!
And thank you for the wishes! If only one of them comes true I’ll still be a bet­ter writer!

Thanks, Gay. I hope it leads to wish-ful­fill­ment. And thanks, Liz, for the birth­day wishes!

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