Flash Fiction International Very Short Stories from Around the World

These brilliantly chosen stories challenge readers to widen their vision and celebrate both the local and the universal.

Author: James Thomas

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393352429

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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A dazzling new anthology of the very best very short fiction from around the world. What is a flash fiction called in other countries? In Latin America it is a micro, in Denmark kortprosa, in Bulgaria mikro razkaz. These short shorts, usually no more than 750 words, range from linear narratives to the more unusual: stories based on mathematical forms, a paragraph-length novel, a scientific report on volcanic fireflies that proliferate in nightclubs. Flash has always—and everywhere—been a form of experiment, of possibility. A new entry in the lauded Flash and Sudden Fiction anthologies, this collection includes 86 of the most beautiful, provocative, and moving narratives by authors from six continents, including best-selling writer Etgar Keret, Zimbabwean writer Petina Gappah, Korean screenwriter Kim Young-ha, Nobel Prize winner Czeslaw Milosz, and Argentinian “Queen of the Microstory” Ana María Shua, among many others. These brilliantly chosen stories challenge readers to widen their vision and celebrate both the local and the universal.

Flash Fiction English

Flash fiction is a type of storytelling that includes a limited number of words. Flash fiction is typically any story with fewer than 1,000 words, although flashes can sometimes be longer. The flashes in this volume are all under 1,500 ...

Author: Flash Fiction English

Publisher: Brigitte Wayman

ISBN:

Category: Foreign Language Study

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Flash fiction is a type of storytelling that includes a limited number of words. Flash fiction is typically any story with fewer than 1,000 words, although flashes can sometimes be longer. The flashes in this volume are all under 1,500 words. Flash fiction can be a helpful method of improving English language skills once a student has reached a higher level (B1 or B2) in the language. The student understands the basics of the language and should have a decent vocabulary, but they are not yet fluent. Flash fiction, as opposed to novels or even novellas, are very short, self-contained stories. They include a minimal number of characters and often describe tiny moments rather than a larger story. There are simply fewer words and sentiments to miss in 1,000 words (a typical flash) as opposed to 80,000 words (a typical novel). Each flash in this volume includes words in bold that a B1 or B2 student may not be familiar with. Each word in bold is defined in a vocabulary list immediately following its flash. Each phrasal verb or idiom that is underlined is also described in the pages following its flash. Once the flash has been read and all its words understood, each has a series of exercises and comprehension questions meant to solidify the student’s understanding.

The Best Flash Fiction on Twitter

Call it flash fiction, nanofiction, twitfic, twiction, or a dozen other names. Though the name might not yet be agreed upon, flash fiction tweets are here to stay. The premise is simple: create a whole story with only 140 characters.

Author: Ben Mitchell-Lewis

Publisher: Hyperink Inc

ISBN: 9781614647706

Category: Fiction

Page: 20

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ABOUT THE BOOK Call it flash fiction, nanofiction, twitfic, twiction, or a dozen other names. Though the name might not yet be agreed upon, flash fiction tweets are here to stay. The premise is simple: create a whole story with only 140 characters. The twitterverse has exploded with examples over the past year, and 2011 brought innumerable stories of quality and depth. This is a sampling of those stories, the best from the year 2011, brought to you in convenient book form. MEET THE AUTHOR Ben Mitchell-Lewis is a resident of New Hampshire, but tries to spend as much time as possible traveling around New England, the country, and the world. He is a graduate of Colby College and is slowly cracking into the professional writing game. Ben likes to get outside in any capacity (but especially to rock climb or ski), and travel/adventure writing is his favorite genre, though classic American novels are hard to beat. EXCERPT FROM THE BOOK In my search for these stories, many sources came to light. While some twiction accounts have faded into oblivion (it can be taxing to post every day, and once stalled, sometimes impossible to begin again), more arise every day. A 2011 New York Times article states that there's evidence that the literary flowering of Twitter may actually be taking place It's not difficult to find the handful users that post often, sometimes more than once per day. Some accounts are connected to webpages like nanoism.net and picfic.wordpress.com; others are personal accounts. Personal users like @midnightstories, @arjunbasu, @twitfics are great sources of twiction. On the quest for sources of flash fiction tweets, searching hashtags can be fruitful (for example, #twiction, #twitfic, #nanoism, and so on).

Write Flash Fiction and Tell a Story In a Few Words

Flash fiction must have a beginning, a middle and an end. For the story to have resonance there must be some change in action or motivation of the protagonist. The reader needs to feel there is some kind of plot resolution by the end of ...

Author: Beth Eaglescliffe

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781326330231

Category: Education

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Flash fiction is a way of succinctly telling a story. The genre requires brevity which many writers find an interesting challenge but difficult to achieve. Be warned, writing flash fiction can be addictive!

An Anthology of Hardly 20 20 Flash Fiction

Foreword This anthology is a collection of mostly flash fiction, which I have been able to access and compile with the assistance of the authors. Unfortunately, the authors' previously-published flash fiction anthologies are out of ...

Author: Peter McMillan

Publisher: Peter McMillan

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 311

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An eclectic collection of 103 flash fictions written between 2007-17. An additional 50 recently-recovered flash fictions written between 2010-15 are published in a companion volume, Missing Stories: An Anthology of Hardly 20/20 Flash! Fiction. Between these two volumes are all the pieces published in the authors' now out-of-print Flash! Fiction, Flash! Fiction 2, Flash! Fiction 3, Flash! Fiction 4, and The Brain in the Vat Stories and More as well as 24 flash fictions never anthologized.

Indies Unlimited 2013 Flash Fiction Anthology

Learn more about Leonard at http://www.amazon.com/LEONARDLITTLE/e/B008CXVG14/ Indies Unlimited Marjorie McCoy Marjorie McCoy has written several books. 129 2013 Flash Fiction Anthology Deluxe Edition.

Author: Stephen Hise

Publisher: Indies Unlimited

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 146

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The Indies Unlimited 2013 Flash Fiction Anthology features a year’s worth of winning entries from the IndiesUnlimited.com weekly flash fiction challenge. It contains 51 stories by 24 different authors from around the world, with full color pictures by award-winning photographer K. S. Brooks and thought-provoking prompts by five-star author Stephen Hise. From everyone’s favorite caveman named Og to headsman’s haunted chopping block, there are a myriad of genres and stories to appeal to every taste. Best viewed on a color reader. Authors with stories in the anthology include: Tui Allen, David Antrobus, Robert K. Blechman, Lynne Cantwell, A.V. Carden, M.T. Decker, Ed Drury, AC Flory, Yvonne Hertzberger, Jacqueline Hopkins, Jon Jefferson, Leonard Little, Marjorie McCoy, Rich Meyer, S.A. Molteni, S P Mount, Matt J Pike, Maggie Rascal/M. P. Witwer, Ben Steele, Kathy Steinemann, Dick C. Waters, Mandy White, Renee Pierce Williams, and Sherri Cook Woosley.

Eye of the Wolf A Flash Fiction Suspense Story

By Author: Beatrice Harrison Book Title: Eye of the Wolf: A Flash Fiction Suspense Story Eye of the Wolf is based on suspense of lost in the cold forest along with dangerous wolves. This is a frightening to be trapped in a territory ...

Author: Beatrice Harrison

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781667141756

Category: Fiction

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Eye of the Wolf is based on suspense of lost in the cold forest along with dangerous wolves. This is a frightening to be trapped in a territory with wolves that could possibly kill me and their eyes are very scary and terrifying. I was so afraid that the wolves see me in the forest and eat me up alive. Enjoy reading my short story of fiction of eye of the wolf.

The Colossus of The Forest A Flash Fiction Fantasy Story

By Author: Beatrice Harrison Book Title: The Colossus of the Forest: A Flash Fiction Fantasy Story “The Colossus of The Forest” is a beautiful and lovely short Novel of imaginary magic forest scenes, fairies, creatures, and mythical ...

Author: Beatrice Harrison

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 9781667141237

Category: Fiction

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"The Colossus of The Forest" is a beautiful and lovely short fiction story of imaginary magic forest scenes, fairies, creatures, and mythical nature. As you read this cute little fiction story you will sense the calmness, peacefulness and beauty of the forest. Can you imagine walking through the forest of beautiful colorful leaves, flowers, waterfalls, tropical rain, fresh air, sense of beauty of nature, sounds, animals, and trees. Imagine yourself in the forest relaxing your mind, body, and soul. And this cute little story of the forest will give you the sense of peacefulness of what nature has to offer. I hope you will enjoy reading "The Colossus of the Forest."

Indies Unlimited 2012 Flash Fiction Anthology Deluxe Edition

... the first live-tweeted mystery novel. Learn more about Robert at http://www.amazon.com/Robert-KBlechman/e/B006QXKHJ4/ Indies Unlimited Laurie Boris Laurie Boris is a freelance writer,. 119 2012 Flash Fiction Anthology.

Author: K. S. Brooks

Publisher: Indies Unlimited

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 144

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The deluxe edition of the 2012 Flash Fiction Anthology contains all the entertainment of the standard edition but in luxurious, full color. The Indies Unlimited 2012 Flash Fiction Anthology features a year’s worth of winning entries from the IndiesUnlimited.com weekly flash fiction challenge. It contains 56 stories by 38 different authors from around the world, with full color pictures by award-winning photographer K. S. Brooks and thought-provoking prompts by five-star author Stephen Hise. From the comic misadventures of a caveman named Og to a deranged zombie picnic, there are a myriad of genres and stories to appeal to every taste. Authors with stories in the anthology include: David Antrobus, Gabrielle Baer, Brian Beam, Robert K. Blechman, Laurie Boris, William C. Busch, Sandra Campbell, Lynne Cantwell, Kent Chapman, Ed Drury, E.J. Fechenda, Terveen Gill, Yvonne Hertzberger, Jacqueline Hopkins, Chris James, Jerriann Law, Bob Lock, Pam Logan, Monica Baguchinsky Lunn, JD Mader, Brianna Lee McKenzie, Teirrah McNair, Donna B. McNicol, Rich Meyer, SP Mount, J. L. Murray, Stephanie Myers, Angela Rigley, Betsy Riley, Marc Emile Samuel, Irina Serban, Shiri Sondheimer, Dianna Stover, Krista Tibbs, Dick C. Waters, Sally Whitney, Renee Pierce Williams, and Carol Wyer.

Missing Stories An Anthology of Hardly 20 20 Flash Fiction

... Anthology of Hardly 20/20 Flash! Fiction.

Author: Peter McMillan

Publisher: Peter McMillan

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 179

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An eclectic collection of 50 flash fictions written between 2010-15. An additional 103 flash fictions are published in a companion volume, An Anthology of Hardly 20/20 Flash! Fiction. Between these two volumes are all the pieces published in the authors' now out-of-print Flash! Fiction, Flash! Fiction 2, Flash! Fiction 3, Flash! Fiction 4, and The Brain in the Vat Stories and More as well as 24 flash fictions never anthologized.

Flash Writing

Chapter 3 Preparing to Write Flash Fiction To write flash fiction you need to immerse yourself into the flash writing mindset . Doing this requires you to do two things : First , you need to familiarize yourself with the flash fiction ...

Author: Michael L. Wilson

Publisher: Virtualbookworm Publishing

ISBN: 1589396375

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 184

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Flash fiction is one of the hottest literary trends of the 21st century. Online magazines crave it, mainstream publications such as Esquire, The New Yorker, and Vanity Fair publish it, and many other markets and contests seek it. Flash Writing is your guide to writing, revising and publishing stories fewer than 1,000 words long. Learn how to generate story ideas, create characters, develop conflict, and establish setting and point of view for flash fiction. Then discover how to research, format, and submit your work to flash fiction markets. Shorter is better, and Flash Writing helps you learn how to create entertaining, publishable flash fiction.

Flash Fiction Forward

An anthology of bite-sized tales represents the work of some of today's best fiction writers and includes Rick Moody's definition of an armoire, Lydia Davis's sojourn into the world of cats, and Dave Eggers's exploration of narrow escapes.

Author: James Thomas

Publisher: W. W. Norton

ISBN: 0393328023

Category: Fiction

Page: 237

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An anthology of bite-sized tales represents the work of some of today's best fiction writers and includes Rick Moody's definition of an armoire, Lydia Davis's sojourn into the world of cats, and Dave Eggers's exploration of narrow escapes. Original.

Indian Popular Fiction

The Rise of Flash Fiction The American writer Diane Williams is commonly hailed as the Godmother of flash fiction (Bradley, 2018), her work spanning from her first publication in 1990 to her collection named The Collected Short Stories ...

Author: Prem Kumari Srivastava

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000482805

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 248

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The scholarly essays in this book open up experimental and novel spaces and genres beyond the traditional and the literary world of Indian Popular Fiction as it existed towards the end of the last millennium. They respond to the possibilities opened up by the technology-driven and internet-savvy reading and writing world of today. Contemporaneous and bold, most of the essays resonate with the racy and fast-paced milieu and social media space inhabited by today's youth. Combative in its drift, this book makes possible an attempt to disband hierarchies and dismantle categories that have engulfed the expansive landscape of Indian Popular Fiction for too long. It facilitates discussion on graphic novels, microfiction, popular-entertainment and political satire on television and celluloid, social media-driven romances existing in the domain of the 'real' rather than that of 'fantasy' and mythological readings against the backdrop of gender and politics. Aimed at facilitating further research by scholars and enthusiasts of Indian Popular Fiction, this book is also an ode to the current trends generated by social and internet media cosmos. Please note: Taylor & Francis does not sell or distribute the Hardback in India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bhutan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

Flash Fiction Funny

82 humorous short stories, curated and collected by Tom Hazuka, esteemed editor of flash fiction.

Author: Tom Hazuka

Publisher: Blue Light Press

ISBN: 1595408827

Category: Fiction

Page: 182

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82 humorous short stories, curated and collected by Tom Hazuka, esteemed editor of flash fiction.

PLOTTO Genie For Flash Fiction and Short Stories

The object of this book is more for education of the author in the basics of how to string a plot together, and maybe a solution to any ""writer's block."" Win the day. Get Your Copy Now.

Author: Wycliffe A. Hill

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781387282524

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Foolproof Breakout Fiction

SOME FICTION TYPES that don't fit neatly into any specific genre are listed here. In some cases, they straddle ... Flash fiction was undoubtedly inspired by authors who have little more than a few minutes in a hectic day to write.

Author: J. S. Chapman

Publisher: Weatherly Books

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 150

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IF YOUR DREAM IS TO BE A BESTSELLING AUTHOR WITH A BIG NEW YORK PUBLISHER, YOU HAVE THE WRONG DREAM. But if you want to break into the bestselling ranks of Amazon.com, the goal is within your grasp. FOOLPROOF! BREAKOUT FICTION: Your Essential Guide for Writing Blockbuster Novels can show you how. You’ve probably been searching for a magical formula to break out of the pack. Given the stiff competition — and getting stiffer by the day — you can’t go out there with any old story, throw it against a wall, and hope it sticks. You’re obligated to approach your next novel by doing it methodically. First by researching the trends of bestselling fiction. Then by putting together a business plan for both your near and long-term aspirations. Where do you want to be in five or ten years? Still on the sidelines? Or turning your passion into a business. Inspiration alone won’t be enough. A solid approach is required. An author cannot survive without a long-range plan. If you’re going to survive in the cutthroat indie publishing industry—where up to 2,000 new titles are being released on Amazon.com every day—nothing can be left to chance. You read that correctly. Based on publishing trends since 2012, up to 2,000 new ebook titles are being published every … single … day! Find out how you can increase your chances of being a breakout author. Some would say that all you really need are electrifying stories written in bestselling genres. Of course, it isn’t as simple as that. But it’s a great start. FOOLPROOF! BREAKOUT FICTION promises to inform you about proven bestselling genres while also delivering the following tips. · Secrets of bestselling fiction authors · Popular themes of bestselling novels · Tools that will help your novel break out of the pack · Writing prompts to speed you through the process · Tricks to make the developmental process painless · Suggestions on how to increase your productivity, and why you should If you want to break out of the pack by publishing novel after novel—and selling enough books to establish a solid career—then it’s time to start your journey towards breakout success. There’s no better time than right this minute. Don’t delay. Get your copy of FOOLPROOF! BREAKOUT FICTION: Your Essential Guide for Writing Blockbuster Novels right this minute.

The Very Short Story Starter

With 101 original and thought-provoking prompts, this workbook offers inspiration and guidance to help you write powerful stories under the creative constraints of length and time.

Author: John Gillard

Publisher: Harry N. Abrams

ISBN: 1419730134

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 208

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Think about your writing from a new perspective and learn to tell a story in the most effective way possible with this flash fiction workbook. Popular with creative writers around the world, flash fiction is an ultra-short story format (usually 1,000 words or less) that distills a narrative into its most economic and impactful form. In this lay-flat paperback workbook you'll find 101 flash fiction writing prompts, each crafted to inspire an incredible variety of very short stories. Some prompts instruct you to focus on setting or developing a specific character. Other prompts ask you to play with story structure, to begin at the end or jump right into the middle of the action. You are also encouraged to bring the journal to different locations (a coffee shop or a museum) and take story cues from your surroundings. With helpful writing tips and just the right amount of space to write, this journal is the perfect tool to jump-start a flash fiction writing practice.

Flash

So many stories....so little time. FLASH! is the second volume in a series of crowdfunded celebrations of short-short fiction. 100 authors. 100 stories. No holds barred.

Author: Jason Brick

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1979928037

Category:

Page: 264

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So many stories....so little time. FLASH! is the second volume in a series of crowdfunded celebrations of short-short fiction. 100 authors. 100 stories. No holds barred. That's the theme, and under it you'll find every kind of flight of imagination you care to explore. From debut authors to seasoned professionals, this book's writers bring you short glimpses into their imaginations. Perfect for lazy day reading, a few pages of bedtime stories, or other short dips into the written word. Some stories you gulp like beer. Others you sip like wine. FLASH is a collection of fiction meant to be slammed down like a shot: powerful, memorable, and with more lined up.

Brevity

In Brevity, David Galef provides a guide to writing flash fiction, from tips on technique to samples by canonical and contemporary authors to provocative prompts that inspire powerful stories in a little space.

Author: David Galef

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 9780231543132

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 160

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In Brevity, David Galef provides a guide to writing flash fiction, from tips on technique to samples by canonical and contemporary authors to provocative prompts that inspire powerful stories in a little space. Galef traces the genre back to its varied origins, from the short-short to nanofiction, with examples that include vignettes, prose poems, character sketches, fables, lists, twist stories, surrealism, and metafiction. The authors range from the famous, such as Colette and Borges, to today's voices, like Roxane Gay and Bruce Holland Rogers. A writer and longtime creative writing teacher, Galef also shows how flash fiction skills translate to other types of writing. Brevity is an indispensable resource for anyone working in this increasingly popular form. For more information, see davidgalef.com/brevity.