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Ecstatic Cahoots: Fifty Short Stories by Stuart Dybek

Farrar, Straus and Giroux Paperback, 208 pages Stuart Dybek’s Ecstatic Cahoots is a two-hundred page collection of fifty stories. They’re “bite-sized,” according to the market-…

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The Secret Life of Objects by Dawn Raffel

In The Secret Life of Objects, Dawn Raffel treats readers to dozens of flash nonfictions revolving around household bric-a-brac. Each object, which titles a chapter,…

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FLASH FICTION: The Semester Goes By in a Flash

There are twelve students in each flash fiction workshop I teach at Emerson College in Boston. What is very different about this class in contrast…

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Flash Fiction Exercise: An Appropriated Form, the List

Through exercise, through activity, direct the writer’s eye and mind: the entire world as structure. Not Freytag, not three act, not two realist characters, enter…

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A Flash Fiction Model

When I teach flash fiction I like to guide my students by using great stories already written as models. I do this through a series…

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Using Flash to Teach Reading Like a Writer

On Top Chef, Wolfgang Puck had the contestants cook an omelet. A plain one, just egg and butter and cream. Salt and pepper. There isn’t…

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Liliane’s Balcony by Kelcey Parker

Liliane’s Balcony by Kelcey Parker 208 pages, Rose Metal Press In Kelcey Parker’s cleverly woven novella-in-flash, a group of tourists arrives separately at Frank Lloyd…

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Brushes With by Kristina Marie Darling

50 pages, BlazeVOX Books Urging the poet to be concrete and specific, William Carlos Williams says, “No ideas, but in things.” This became my mantra…

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Pieces for the Left Hand by J. Robert Lennon

Graywolf’s 2009 reissue of J. Robert Lennon’s collection of literary anecdotes, Pieces for the Left Hand, seems to have found its niche as one of…

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ISSUE ARCHIVE

As part of our educational mission, NANO Fiction is making its published archive available online starting January 2nd, 2017. Stories previously published in our print…

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