Posts Tagged: flash fiction

The Rumpus Interview with Rion Amilcar Scott

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Rion Amilcar Scott discusses his story collection Insurrections, father relationships, hip-hop, knowing when to abandon a project, and choosing not to workshop certain stories.

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The Rumpus Interview with Vi Khi Nao

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Vi Khi Nao on her new novel Fish in Exile, why women shouldn’t apologize (even when they’re wrong), moving between genres, and why humor is vital in a novel full of darkness and grief.

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Fire, Magic, and Flash Fiction

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At WhiskeyPaper, Linda Niehoff writes briefly and beautifully about fire and magic, hinting at post-apocalyptic worlds with lines like, “We’d spent long evenings sewing together old bedsheets and nightgowns, the last pillowcase.” “Elsewhere” brings to mind Ray Bradbury and autumn nights, and is best read in one sitting. It comes with a suggested song—Iron & […]

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The Rumpus interview with Stuart Dybek

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Stuart Dybek discusses the forthcoming The Best Small Fictions 2016, the invisibility of anecdote, and why the art of transition is the art of the short story.

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The Saturday Rumpus Interview: Tara Laskowski

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I realized that I’m interested in how people change when something terrible happens to someone else.

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Starting in the Middle

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In an interview with Flash Frontier, Tara Laskowski, senior editor at SmokeLong Quarterly, talks about her new short story collection Bystanders, the line between fiction and reality, the present tense, and the appeal of flash fiction: I don’t often like to wrap things up neatly. I think that’s why I’m drawn to flash fiction, because you can […]

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Sleeping with Monsters

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Late the next night a noise roused me from my sleep—wailing and cursing and then banging, more banging than ever, both fists full-force against the plaster. Filtered through the sleep haze, I couldn’t make sense of the commotion. Rion Amilcar Scott has a new short story out, “Night of the Living,” part of Entropy magazine’s “Of […]

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The Rumpus Interview with Jane Ciabattari and Grant Faulkner

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Jane Ciabattari, Vice President/Online of the National Book Critics Circle, and Grant Faulkner, NaNoWriMo director and 100 Word Story co-founder, talk flash fiction.

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This Week in Short Fiction

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This week, Okey-Pankey treated us to not one, but two flash fiction stories from Padgett Powell, whose third collection of short stories, Cries for Help, Various, is forthcoming this September as the first title from the new Electric Literature/Black Balloon Publishing lovechild, Catapult. In true Powell form, the pieces are darkly comic and flirt with […]

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The Horror, the Horror of Short Form Fiction

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Despite the publication this past year of behemoth novels like Donna Tartt’s 750 page The Goldfinch and Eleanor Catton’s 850 page The Luminaries, current trends increasingly embrace truncated fiction. MobyLives took the conclusion of the third annual Twitter Fiction Festival as an opportunity to look at short form horror fiction known as creepypasta: This type of […]

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Put Some Flash Fiction in Your Headphones

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Story Tapes is a new podcast created by Bay Area writers Eliza Smith and Faith Gardner to showcase flash fiction. In the past few months, they’ve featured writers reading their own work and others’, as well as answering interview questions about their process, intentions, and choices. The variety of music used for intros and transitions […]

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