[Flash Fiction Forward 80 Very Short Stories] EBOOK NEW

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  • 240
  • Flash Fiction Forward 80 Very Short Stories
  • James Thomas
  • English
  • 06 April 2019
  • 9780393328028

James Thomas Æ 9 SUMMARY

READ Flash Fiction Forward 80 Very Short Stories James Thomas Æ 9 SUMMARY SUMMARY » Flash Fiction Forward 80 Very Short Stories After publication of the first Flash Fiction anthology over a decade ago “flash” became part of the creative writing lexicon for readers writers students and teachers In this follow up collection the editors once again tackle the uestion “How short can a story be and truly be a story” I enjoy a thick novel as much as anyone but there s nothing uite like fleshy well rounded fiction crammed into 1 2 pages Like a message in a bottle or a severe note scrawled upon a Post It well written flash fiction has the ability to boggle the mind inspire or sadden just like lengthy fiction No I don t think it will replace the novel or even normal sized short stories but as our attention spans contine to shrink I can see flash fiction becoming increasingly popularAs far as this collection goes there are some amazing stories as well as a large number of duds I m not surprised It s hard to write FF well Nearly impossible The good news is that the most time you ll spend reading a bad story is about 1 3 minutes Unlike slogging through a bad novel where 12 hours of your life could be wastedThese are the stories that stuck out to me as exceedingly excellent in one way or another Sashimi Cashmere Carolyn Forde Sleeping Katharine Weber The Voices in My Head Jack Handey Why You Shouldn t Have Gone in the First Place Samantha Schoech Bullhead Leigh Allison Wilson Accident Dave Eggers Words John A McCaffrey The Black City Leonardo Alishan That Could Have Been You Jim Heynen How to End Up Jennifer A Howard The Orange Benjamin Rosenbaum 21 Jim Crace To Reduce Your Liklihood of Murder Ander Monson Crazy Glue Etgar Keret Pledge Drive Patricia Marx The Handbag Michael Augustin Parrot Talk Kit Coyne Irwin The Death of the Short Story J David StevensSo yeah that s about 1880 really good stories Calculates out to 20% but only a few of the ones not mentioned were truly horrendous I only include this list because I found them to be truly spectacular If you don t have time to read the whole book or are interested in writing your own flash fiction you should at least check these out Then if you have time go ahead and read the whole collection You won t be disappointed Soonish Ten Emerging Technologies That'll Improve andor Ruin Everything publication of the first Flash Fiction anthology over a decade ago “flash” became Discordia part of the creative writing lexicon for readers writers students and teachers In this follow up collection the editors once again tackle the uestion “How short can a story be and truly be a story” I enjoy a thick novel as much as anyone but there s nothing uite like fleshy well rounded fiction crammed into 1 2 Stage Mum pages Like a message in a bottle or a severe note scrawled upon a Post It well written flash fiction has the ability to boggle the mind inspire or sadden just like lengthy fiction No I don t think it will replace the novel or even normal sized short stories but as our attention spans contine to shrink I can see flash fiction becoming increasingly A Faint Cold Fear popularAs far as this collection goes there are some amazing stories as well as a large number of duds I m not surprised It s hard to write FF well Nearly impossible The good news is that the most time you ll spend reading a bad story is about 1 3 minutes Unlike slogging through a bad novel where 12 hours of your life could be wastedThese are the stories that stuck out to me as exceedingly excellent in one way or another Sashimi Cashmere Carolyn Forde Sleeping Katharine Weber The Voices in My Head Jack Handey Why You Shouldn t Have Gone in the First Place Samantha Schoech Bullhead Leigh Allison Wilson Accident Dave Eggers Words John A McCaffrey The Black City Leonardo Alishan That Could Have Been You Jim Heynen How to End Up Jennifer A Howard The Orange Benjamin Rosenbaum 21 Jim Crace To Reduce Your Liklihood of Murder Ander Monson Crazy Glue Etgar Keret Pledge Drive Patricia Marx The Handbag Michael Augustin Parrot Talk Kit Coyne Irwin The Death of the Short Story J David StevensSo yeah that s about 1880 really good stories Calculates out to 20% but only a few of the ones not mentioned were truly horrendous I only include this list because I found them to be truly spectacular If you don t have time to read the whole book or are interested in writing your own flash fiction you should at least check these out Then if you have time go ahead and read the whole collection You won t be disappointed

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READ Flash Fiction Forward 80 Very Short Stories James Thomas Æ 9 SUMMARY SUMMARY » Flash Fiction Forward 80 Very Short Stories Ers of our time including Ron Carlson Robert Coover Steve Almond Amy Hempel A M Homes Grace Paley and Paul Theroux In addition Rick Moody properly defines armoire Lydia Davis delves into a world of cats and Dave Eggers explores narrow escapes Over and over these stories prove that often less 1 Sentence Summary A collection of flash fiction storiesMy Thoughts It s always a mixed bag with anthologies like this Some of the stories I loved and others I hated My two favorites were Reviving Pater by John Goulet and The Handbag by Michael AugustinRecommend to People who enjoy flash fiction The Killing of Katie Steelstock properly defines armoire Lydia Davis delves into a world of cats and Dave Eggers explores narrow escapes Over and over these stories Birthday prove that often less 1 Sentence Summary A collection of flash fiction storiesMy Thoughts It s always a mixed bag with anthologies like this Some of the stories I loved and others I hated My two favorites were Reviving Pater by John Goulet and The Handbag by Michael AugustinRecommend to People who enjoy flash fiction

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READ Flash Fiction Forward 80 Very Short Stories James Thomas Æ 9 SUMMARY SUMMARY » Flash Fiction Forward 80 Very Short Stories Determined to find the best flashes from America in the twenty first century James Thomas and Robert Shapard searched everywhere for stories that were not merely good but memorable Moving and certainly unforgettable this collection includes stories from the best and most popular fiction writ I have mixed feelings about the short short or flash fiction of micro fiction or whatever it is we want to call it these days On the one hand it s a powerful form as close to the compression and deceptive complexity of poetry as fiction can get my friend Beth Ann Fennelly who is one of my favorite poets insists there is no difference between the short short and the prose poem and I can t find any good reason to disagree with her But because the short short is so well short writers deceive themselves into thinking it s an easy genre and to be honest most of what I read turns out to be silly at best they re often sketches in the guise of a story or scenes that belong in a longer story or poems having an identity crisis Sometimes they re not anything at all a writing exercise gone bad or just foolishness made out of words And to be fair some of the stories in this book are like that inglorious examples of all of the above Why for instance did the editors insist on including humor bits from the New Yorker s Shouts and Murmurs section I m as big a fan of Jack Handey as any New Yorker reader can be but really is this genuine fiction But some of these stories are surprisingly effective even when they start out reading like disasters John Edgar Wideman s Stories for example reads for all the world like a list of story ideas generated by a writing exercise but if you stick with it it provides a surprising and almost poetic turn at the end that keeps me rereading the piece again and again Tom Hazuka s I Didn t Do That is a haunting disturbing little piece barely a page long but heavy on the mind Kit Coyne Irwin s Parrot Talk and Eva Marie Ginsburg s The Kettle ought to read like silly puns or cute cocktail party jokes but they bring such human emotion and clever wordplay into these tiny stories that I read each of them out loud to my wife just for the excuse to read them a second timeI could go on because while some of these stories are disappointing the bulk of them are delightful and a surprising number are true gems tiny but radiant examples of what Italo Calvino calls the uality of uickness at work in only the best literature It s not a perfect book but it s certainly worth reading and if you re a writer worth keeping on your bookshelf Titanshade popular fiction writ I have mixed feelings about the short short or flash fiction of micro fiction or whatever it is we want to call it these days On the one hand it s a Ai Weiwei's Blog Writings Interviews and Digital Rants 2006 2009 powerful form as close to the compression and deceptive complexity of The Minds of the West Ethnocultural Evolution in the Rural Middle West 1830 1917 poetry as fiction can get my friend Beth Ann Fennelly who is one of my favorite Surf Craft poets insists there is no difference between the short short and the Semblance and Event prose Telling Teddy Dear Teddy Dear Teddy A Journal Of A Boy Volume 2 poem and I can t find any good reason to disagree with her But because the short short is so well short writers deceive themselves into thinking it s an easy genre and to be honest most of what I read turns out to be silly at best they re often sketches in the guise of a story or scenes that belong in a longer story or Cool Optical Illusions poems having an identity crisis Sometimes they re not anything at all a writing exercise gone bad or just foolishness made out of words And to be fair some of the stories in this book are like that inglorious examples of all of the above Why for instance did the editors insist on including humor bits from the New Yorker s Shouts and Murmurs section I m as big a fan of Jack Handey as any New Yorker reader can be but really is this genuine fiction But some of these stories are surprisingly effective even when they start out reading like disasters John Edgar Wideman s Stories for example reads for all the world like a list of story ideas generated by a writing exercise but if you stick with it it Everwar provides a surprising and almost Hot Head poetic turn at the end that keeps me rereading the Hot Head piece again and again Tom Hazuka s I Didn t Do That is a haunting disturbing little The Killing Ritual piece barely a Pan's Travail Environmental Problems of the Ancient Greeks and Romans Ancient Society and History page long but heavy on the mind Kit Coyne Irwin s Parrot Talk and Eva Marie Ginsburg s The Kettle ought to read like silly Portuguese English Bilingual Visual Dictionary puns or cute cocktail The Call of the Wild party jokes but they bring such human emotion and clever wordplay into these tiny stories that I read each of them out loud to my wife just for the excuse to read them a second timeI could go on because while some of these stories are disappointing the bulk of them are delightful and a surprising number are true gems tiny but radiant examples of what Italo Calvino calls the uality of uickness at work in only the best literature It s not a Doctor Who The Witch Hunters perfect book but it s certainly worth reading and if you re a writer worth keeping on your bookshelf

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