What I’ve Been Doing Since I Last Posted

Since I’ve last posted (I know it’s been awhile) I have started an MLA writing program. My first class was in flash fiction and flash nonfiction. Honestly, before I saw the class listing, I had no idea what flash was. But now that I’ve written some, I find flash very fun and that I’m good at it.

What is flash? It‘a essays and short short stories between 500 and 1,000 words. I like it for a couple of reasons:

1) I can easily write that many words at a sitting.

2) Because of its word count, you can play around with structure, voice, and tone. If you are writing a longer piece, it is more difficult to sustain these things. 3) The is a fine line between flash and prose poetry. 4) Flash usually begins and ends with a strong image.

I’m going to keep talking more about this and may share some examples. If you have any questions about this, please write your questions in the content area, and I will get back to you.


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