MPWs, a Metric for Great Flash Fiction

In the past, we’ve discussed how Flash Fiction is narrative. As such, it must encapsulate all the components of a longer piece of fiction. Today, I’d like to look at an opposing- or perhaps a complementary -view. In David Shield’s ingenious book, “Reality Hunger,” he talks about Flash Fiction, or “short-shorts” as he calls them, … More MPWs, a Metric for Great Flash Fiction

Afternoon, Folks! As the deadline for our contest approaches, I thought I’d post a Flash Fiction story of my own for inspiration. I hope you enjoy this 110-word story! He’s A Stickler for Details There was one e-mail in my inbox. FROM: Coach Hansen. My throat tightened. My football coach was also my Sophomore English Teacher. In order … More