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David Aichenbaum Decompresses Himself and Endings

The best flash fic­tion I ever wrote–at least it con­tained some of my best stuff–there’s about a mil­lion drafts of it in this draw­er here, I couldn’t fin­ish it. I found that I was fak­ing things all the time, dodg­ing issues and let­ting my char­ac­ters dodge them. 


Call For Submissions: Journal of Compressed Creative Arts

The Jour­nal of Com­pressed Cre­ative Arts is cur­rent­ly accept­ing prose fic­tion and cre­ative non­fic­tion sub­mis­sions at this time. Our read­ing peri­od ends on August 15, 2011.


Jordan Blum Breaks Down the Writing Workshop

I will break these cat­e­gories down in the hopes that prospec­tive MFA stu­dents know what to expect and expe­ri­enced stu­dents will be more judg­men­tal of the “help” they give. 


Flash Guest David Aichenbaum from Matter Press: Copycat Reading

I know that desire makes a sto­ry. I’ve tried cre­at­ing char­ac­ters who want noth­ing, and while these exper­i­ments pro­duce lan­guage, on occa­sion, they nev­er end in a rec­og­niz­able sto­ry. Just about any desire will do, but there has to be enough of it.