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Flash Fiction Narrative Analysis: Jensen Whelan

When writ­ing a flash piece that is meant to pro­pel a usu­al sit­u­a­tion to the read­ers in a deep­er or unusu­al way, writ­ers need to be able to use metaphor and jux­ta­po­si­tion along with word choice and dic­tion to make the piece inter­est­ing. I came across “How It Was when a Car Caught Fire on the Street out­side my House Last Night” by Jensen Whe­lan in the eleventh issue of Quick Fic­tion.


The Energy Within: An Interview with Carol Guess

An inter­view with Car­ol Guess: “I try hard to remind myself that my strug­gle is per­son­al, and that I’m pri­mar­i­ly com­pet­ing with myself.”


Flash Fiction Narrative Analysis: David Barringer’s “The More We Live Apart”

[Editor’s Note: We are grate­ful to Lee Martin’s arti­cle “Stu­art Dybek’s ‘Sun­day at the Zoo’: A Class in Nar­ra­tive Struc­ture,” an arti­cle that served as our own mod­el for the struc­ture of the nar­ra­tive analy­sis essay of short short fic­tion.]   Min­ing extra­or­di­nary flash fic­tion from the ordi­nary and mun­dane of life sounds con­tra­dic­to­ry, but […]