Short fiction can do the same sort of thing longer fiction does, to imply mood or character and involve the reader, but you’ll find a sense of urgency in a good short story, regardless of what’s happening.
pay attention to your sentence-level writing. You really have to refine it in order to have control over the kind of compression that’s needed in flash.
The Best Small Fictions 2016 Stuart Dybek, Guest Editor Tara L. Masih, Series Editor 148 Pages Queens Ferry Press, 2016 ISBN-13: 978-1938466748 Like many “Best of” style anthologies, the strength […]
Theodore Wheeler has a knack for place. The stories in his debut collection, Bad Faith, paint a picture of small towns and dingy lifestyles, rich with details of location that never feel overly wrought.
The Best Small Fictions 2015 Guest Edited by Robert Olen Butler (Tara L. Masih, Series Editor) 160 pages Queens Ferry Press, 2015 $14.95 ISBN-13 978-1938466625 We cannot fool […]
The Let Go stories by Jerry Gabriel Queen’s Ferry Press 2015, 278 pages paperback, $16.95 Jerry Gabriel’s first collection, Drowned Boy, was Sarabande Book’s Mary McCarthy Prize in […]