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Iowa Summer Writing Festival: There to Write

2 Comments 02 August 2013

If you're looking for a place to network, the Iowa Summer Writing Festival may not be the best for you. You're there to write.

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Blog, Fiction, Purple, Short Story, writing prompts

Flash Fiction Friday: The Breaking

32 Comments 22 February 2013

With nothing more to go on than our February "purple" theme, Darrelyn Saloom writes a heart-stopping piece of flash fiction.

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Blog, Fiction, writer's group resources

Flash Fiction Friday: Digitalis

6 Comments 01 February 2013

Tania Runyan plays in the world of flash fiction with a new piece, exploring the dangers of following one's imagination.

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Flash Fiction Friday: Space Mountain

1 Comment 30 November 2012

It's Flash Fiction Friday! Tania Runyan tells the tale of a young couple, the gift of a gold herringbone bracelet, and a fateful ride on Space Mountain.

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Flash Fiction Friday: The Music Box

4 Comments 23 November 2012

Tania Runyan's latest offering for Flash Fiction Friday, in honor of every awkward teenager and music box that did her in.

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Flash Fiction Friday: The Revival

4 Comments 09 November 2012

A marlin, a pizza parlor, and a young girl. That's all Tania Runyan needed for her latest flash fiction piece.

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Flash Fiction Friday: The Coffee Shop

8 Comments 02 November 2012

Poet and Every Day Poems editor Tania Runyon continues her Friday forays into the world of flash fiction with this provocative scene from a coffee shop.

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Fiction Friday: The Bra

4 Comments 14 September 2012

As I continue my journey through The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Fiction, I continue to be amazed by how a simple writing prompt can suddenly open a new world of characters, events and emotions. After just a few minutes of writing, I get to meet people I never knew existed and […]

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5 Comments 13 September 2012

The best in poetry (and poetic things), this week with Seth Haines. 1 Art In case you haven’t heard, which is to say in case you live under a rock, the iPhone 5 launched yesterday. Apple’s newest version of their popular telephone/personal computing device is reportedly thinner, lighter, and at twenty times as awesome as […]

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Fiction Friday: He Said, She Said

14 Comments 07 September 2012

Last week I received my shiny, colorfully bird-laden copy of The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Fiction. Books like this don’t usually show up at my house: I’m a poet, through and through. But I’ve also had this little fling with fiction on the side since attending the Midwest Writers’ Conference, where I practically skipped out […]

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Caught Flashing

6 Comments 10 August 2012

Everyone knows writing conferences can get a little crazy. In fact, this normally prim poet was just caught flashing at the Midwest Writers Workshop. Fiction flashing, that is. I should have seen it coming. I hadn’t written fiction in nearly two decades, was let loose in Muncie, Indiana, without my husband and kids, and was […]

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