[Flash Fiction Forward 80 Very Short Stories] E–pub ☆ James Thomas

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Summary Flash Fiction Forward 80 Very Short Stories Download ✓ Flash Fiction Forward 80 Very Short Stories 104 Summary ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ James Thomas 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”. This was such a fun read I wasn t aware that flash fictionshort short fiction was a thing so when my creative writing teacher put this in our hands and we began discussing it for class I fell in love All of the stories are 4 pages or less which I thought gave it a lot of potential to be very fascinating It made the book go by uickly but each story or most of them still packed its own distinct punch It s hard to rate this as a whole because I would give some stories a million stars but others maybe only 3 so I think 4 is an overall representation meaning that I enjoyed probably about 75% of these stories My favorite out of this collection are Stories by John Edgar Wideman read here Baker s Helper by Cynthia Anderon AMAZING read here Sleeping by Katharine Weber read here Currents by Hannah Bottomy read here The Great Open Mouth Anti Sadness by Ron Carlson read here Things You Should Know by AM Homes Rose by John Biguenet The Voices in my Head by Jack Handey read here Bullhead by Leigh Allison Wilson The Wallet by Andrew McCuaig read here How To End Up by Jennifer A Howard The Doctor by Ann Hood Crazy Glue by Etgar Keret read here The Paperboy by Sherrie Flick Test by GA Ingersoll read here Diagnostic Drift by Michael Martone read here This is definitely a great place to start with flash fiction if you ve never heard of it and want to try some I thought it was a lot of fun and this had a balance of humorous and meaningful pieces

Summary Flash Fiction Forward 80 Very Short Stories

Flash Fiction Forward 80 Very Short Stories

Summary Flash Fiction Forward 80 Very Short Stories Download ✓ Flash Fiction Forward 80 Very Short Stories 104 Summary ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ James Thomas 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

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Summary Flash Fiction Forward 80 Very Short Stories Download ✓ Flash Fiction Forward 80 Very Short Stories 104 Summary ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ James Thomas 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. This was a rewarding read Eighty stories each under 750 words to really test the writers and explore how to tell a complete story in such constraints This is an educational manual for any writer I feel as well as an excellent creative challenge The writers within did an excellent job of plunging into engaging narration with vivid characters giving the reader every cause to follow the actionThere are in my estimation two negative points about this collection One is that many writers had nothing else to say within the constraints of an urgent message than to pontificate over dead babies personal tragedy the miserable side to human existence and suffering Much of this book is a real downer like someone saw their door was only open a crack so they d better shoot you in the face and make it countThe second point is my problem entirely not the fault of the writers or the editors at all One problem I have with contemporary short stories at any length in many publications is that they re fucking pointless You start to get to know the characters you get into the flow of the action and then they just end with nothing happening at all No satisfying conclusion no denouement no punchline nothing It s like going to see a slow moving drama and walking out after the first third of the film What was the point What were they trying to express Is every work of postmodern fiction beholden to underscoring the arbitrary nature of existence I can t stand it but it s a very popular approach for many very talented and insightful writers so I recognize the problem is mine alone That doesn t make me like it any better and this book has it in spades


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  1. says: [Flash Fiction Forward 80 Very Short Stories] E–pub ☆ James Thomas

    [Flash Fiction Forward 80 Very Short Stories] E–pub ☆ James Thomas 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 eve

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    Summary Flash Fiction Forward 80 Very Short Stories Summary ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ James Thomas James Thomas ✓ 4 characters This was such a fun read I wasn't aware that flash fictionshort short fiction was a thing so when my creative wr

  3. says: James Thomas ✓ 4 characters [Flash Fiction Forward 80 Very Short Stories] E–pub ☆ James Thomas

    [Flash Fiction Forward 80 Very Short Stories] E–pub ☆ James Thomas I've been binge reading a lot of flash fiction lately which is a pretty easy and wonderful thing to do anytime and anywhere Riding the MTR waiting for mom to finish her errands at the bank sitting on the toilet you name itAs the title of the anthology suggests the stories in Flash Fiction Forward are each over in a flash and the au

  4. says: Summary ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ James Thomas [Flash Fiction Forward 80 Very Short Stories] E–pub ☆ James Thomas

    [Flash Fiction Forward 80 Very Short Stories] E–pub ☆ James Thomas 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 insist

  5. says: [Flash Fiction Forward 80 Very Short Stories] E–pub ☆ James Thomas James Thomas ✓ 4 characters Summary Flash Fiction Forward 80 Very Short Stories

    James Thomas ✓ 4 characters [Flash Fiction Forward 80 Very Short Stories] E–pub ☆ James Thomas So this was my first time reading flash fiction short short stories no longer than 2 pages each and I really enjoyed it I made a list

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    [Flash Fiction Forward 80 Very Short Stories] E–pub ☆ James Thomas A lot of good stuff a lot of okay stuff Raises a lot of uestions in my mind about the gimmicky nature of flash and makes me nervous b

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    [Flash Fiction Forward 80 Very Short Stories] E–pub ☆ James Thomas Summary ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ James Thomas James Thomas ✓ 4 characters As with any collection of short stories whether by a single author or anthology there will be selections that often range widely and will appeal to different people but overall I thought this group enjoyable and entertaining often clever and humorous with an occasional spot of melancholy They often made you think I marv

  8. says: James Thomas ✓ 4 characters Summary ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ James Thomas Summary Flash Fiction Forward 80 Very Short Stories

    [Flash Fiction Forward 80 Very Short Stories] E–pub ☆ James Thomas This was a rewarding read Eighty stories each under 750 words to really test the writers and explore how to tell a complete story in such constraints This is an educational manual for any writer I feel as well as an excellent creative challenge The writers within did an excellent job of plunging into engaging narration with vivid

  9. says: [Flash Fiction Forward 80 Very Short Stories] E–pub ☆ James Thomas Summary ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ James Thomas

    [Flash Fiction Forward 80 Very Short Stories] E–pub ☆ James Thomas 1 Sentence Summary A collection of flash fiction storiesMy Thoughts It's always a mixed bag with anthologies like this Some

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    [Flash Fiction Forward 80 Very Short Stories] E–pub ☆ James Thomas James Thomas ✓ 4 characters Summary ↠ PDF, DOC, TXT or eBook ✓ James Thomas 35 stars I had to read this for class and I thought it was really cool just because I've never read this many stories this short before There were some that were REAL weird but here are my top 5 favorites in the 80 stories

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  • Paperback
  • 240
  • Flash Fiction Forward 80 Very Short Stories
  • James Thomas
  • English
  • 14 July 2019
  • 9780393328028