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(Editor’s note: this is a flash-fiction by Daniel R. Jones, the editor-in-chief of Short Tale Shrew) 10-39 It was 1:27 a.m. when I awoke to a knock on our front door. “Wasn’t Kaylee’s curfew midnight?” I asked my husband as I rose and peered through the blinds. Two policemen wearing navy-blue peaked caps stood on … More 10-39

Flash Fiction- Choosing Your Audience

Whenever people bang out written communication, they typically think about who exactly they’re trying to communicate with. Whether you’re typing up an e-mail to a friend, writing a letter, or scribbling down a memo to yourself- odds are a recipient has been pre-decided. The irony is that most writers don’t have this degree of intentional-ity … More Flash Fiction- Choosing Your Audience

Now accepting submissions! 2016 Spring Fever Microfiction

2016 Spring Fever Writing Award: Microfiction Short Tale Shrew is now accepting submissions for their 2016 Spring Fever Writing Award! Please read and abide by the following rules: The Contest: Here at Short Tale Shrew, we run quarterly contests centering on Flash Fiction. The 2016 Spring Fever Writer Award is Short Tale Shrew’s Flash Fiction writing contest for the … More Now accepting submissions! 2016 Spring Fever Microfiction

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

Flash Fiction Writing Contest- Now Accepting Submissions!

2016 Shrewd Writer Award: Flash Fiction Short Tale Shrew is now accepting submissions for their 2016 Shrewd Writer Award! Please read and abide by the following rules: The Contest: The 2016 Shrewd Writer Award is Short Tale Shrew’s Flash Fiction writing contest. Submissions will be accepted from Nov. 14, 2015 until Dec. 31, 2015 at … More Flash Fiction Writing Contest- Now Accepting Submissions!