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Saturday Flash Interview: FlashFiction.Net talks with Ubiquitous Flash Writer

Flash has been around, well, since a cave­man or cave­woman found that only a tiny cor­ner of cave wall remained for his or her sto­ry. Maybe our first flash writer real­ized just stick­ing it all in that tiny space wouldn’t work; it would just cre­ate a big mess. Instead of invent­ing the wheel or solv­ing […]


Friday Prompt: The Moss of His Skin

First, con­sid­er the fol­low­ing poem by Anne Sex­ton. The Moss of His Skin Young girls in old Ara­bia were often buried alive next to their dead fathers, appar­ent­ly as sac­ri­fice to the god­dess­es of the tribes… –Harold Fel­der­man, “Chil­dren of the Desert,+ Psy­cho­analy­sis and Psy­cho­an­a­lyt­ic Review, Fall 1958. It was only impor­tant to smile and […]


Wednesday Therapy for Writer: A Very Little Book Laid Bare

If any ambi­tious man have a fan­cy to rev­o­lu­tion­ize, at one effort, the uni­ver­sal world of human thought, human opin­ion, and human sen­ti­ment, the oppor­tu­ni­ty is his own–the road to immor­tal renown lies straight, open, and unen­cum­bered before him. All that he has to do is to write and pub­lish a very lit­tle book. Its […]