The Art of Flash Fiction

Kathy Fish
Free Monthly Flash Fiction Craft Articles & Prompts by Writer & Teacher, Kathy Fish
Created 31 Dec 2020
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  • Harnessing Love & Fear: Ghost Stories
    15 Oct 2021 • 5 min read • 9 0
    Photo by Tandem X Visuals on Unsplash “A haunted house but the ghosts recite the poems you wrote when you were sixteen.” ~Amber Sparks “On the other hand, what I like my music to do to me is awaken th...
  • Re-visioning Your Flash
    15 Sep 2021 • 7 min read • 12 0
    Photo by Lerone Pieters on Unsplash It might seem dismaying that you should see what your story is about only after you have written it. Try it; you’ll like it. Nothing is more exhilarating than the d...
  • Classes, classes, classes...!
    12 Sep 2021 • 3 min read
    Photo by Green Chameleon on Unsplash “I just posted my last #FastFlash assignment for my workshop with @kathyfish. I have learned and written so much over these past 2 weeks. If you ever have the chan...
  • The Secret to Great Writing Revealed!
    15 Aug 2021 • 4 min read • 13 11
    Photo by Ethan Hoover on Unsplash “We are all apprentices in a craft where no one ever becomes a master.” ~Ernest Hemingway. Hi friends, For awhile in my young life I wanted to be a ballerina. I watch...
  • In Defense of the Lowly Writing Prompt
    15 Jul 2021 • 3 min read • 3 2
    Photo by Julia Joppien on Unsplash “The hardest thing about writing, for me, is facing the blank page.” ~Octavia Spencer Hi friends! Is your summer treating you well? I’m writing to you this month as ...
  • Fractured / Fragmented / Mosaic Flash
    15 Jun 2021 • 6 min read • 15 0
    Photo by Giulia May on Unsplash “There’s a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.” ~Leonard Cohen Hi friends, I touched on the segmented/fragmented form briefly in my last newsletter. I’d ...
  • Five Approaches to Flash Fiction
    15 May 2021 • 2 min read • 16 0
    Photo by Thom Milkovic on Unsplash “I have an increasingly open sense of what a story is. Why not make room for more instead of being restrictive? There are so many kinds of stories! Any time you hear...
  • Pay Attention: The Use of Second Person in Flash Fiction
    15 Apr 2021 • 2 min read • 11 2
    Photo by Thom Milkovic on Unsplash “You have only those brief, fragile, untested moments of exhilaration when you know: you are a genius. Understand what you must do. Switch majors.” ~Lorrie Moore, fr...
  • Flash Fiction as Its Own Unique Form
    15 Mar 2021 • 2 min read • 20 6
    Hi friends, I’m often asked to define flash fiction in interviews and almost out of a sense of duty, I provide the standard answer (flash fiction is a story of 1,000 words or fewer), but it feels so d...
  • Your Flash Fiction Opening
    15 Feb 2021 • 4 min read • 12 0
    Hi friends! February has already been…interesting. And as we close in on one year since the pandemic began, we find ourselves deeply weary of being homebound and isolated and now Mother Nature conspir...
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