STATE OF FLASH

Hint: Teaching How to Read and Write off the Page

Let us begin with this: flash fiction is an excellent genre for the writer and reader. For the writer, flash provides unique techniques, opportunities for bursts of inspiration, varied markets, new methods of reading aloud their work, inventive varieties of form, a fresh way to think about words, lack of words, compression, space.

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State of Flash – The Flash!

The Flash, a DC Comics superhero, is powerful by virtue of his speed. He doesn’t have super strength. He can’t fly. He can’t move objects…

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State of Flash in the Classroom: A Flash of the Flash

To study the flash form, the students in my introductory Creative Nonfiction course began by reading excerpts from Brian Oliu’s So You Know It’s Me…

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The State of Flash – There is only one rule…

Here, in the state of Flash, there is only one rule: Be brief. That is it. There are those who march, waving flags, chanting things…

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The State of Flash (and Prose Poetry) — Why We Write ‘Em!

Hi, my name’s Christopher, and I write a lot of prose poems. Why? Well, the short answer is: Russell Edson. The slightly less short answer is: Russell Edson, James Tate, Amy Gerstler, Richard Brautigan, and Charles Simic.

But that’s just me.

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State of Flash — Bylaws of the State of Flash

1. There shall be titles. Titles are everything. 2. Present tense is preferable to past tense. Because friends have told us we should live in…

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State of Flash – Some notes on (Flash) Fiction

I read fiction for two reasons: 1.Entertainment People say life is short because it’s actually very long and full of liars. If life were short,…

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State of Flash — The Path to Flash Fiction

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State of Flash — Flashes of Truth

A confession: what I write is always true. The concept of fiction has always escaped me—there are no characters here, no description of who they…

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State of Flash — Strength of Flash

The strength of that phrase: its muscles, its weight. It suggests: flash fiction is a forever contender, serious and suspect with its uneven temper. It says just checking on this fierce thing, just shaking the cage.

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