STATE OF FLASH

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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Welcome to the State of Flash

What is the State of Flash Fiction?

At times it seems that flash fiction is a genre that lives on the borders of poetry and fiction and that it’s most at home on the digital screen instead of in print. Yet, here at NANO Fiction we acknowledge that the genre is more complex than how the form is presented, or what terms define it.

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State Of Flash – The MFA Program

In the MFA Program you eat a lot of cheese cubes. In the MFA Program sometimes people get laid and sometimes people don’t get laid….

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State Of Flash – Why Do We Write

Hey everybody! This is the first monthly installment about the world of flash fiction (it’s small, don’t worry) written by me, Glenn Shaheen, and sometimes…

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