Quantum physics, fairy tales, climate change thrillers, & original tales from her own imagination: it’s Sara Barkat’s ‘The Shivering Ground’!
Diary: A Christmas Truce
More often than not, it seems, fiction arises out of real events. In this short piece by 13-year-old Sonia Joie, we find the fictional diary entry that could just as well have been written by an actual soldier in the field one day back in 1914.
Flash Fiction Friday: The Breaking
With nothing more to go on than our February “purple” theme, Darrelyn Saloom writes a heart-stopping piece of flash fiction.
Flash Fiction Friday: The Revival
A marlin, a pizza parlor, and a young girl. That’s all Tania Runyan needed for her latest flash fiction piece.
Flash Fiction Friday: The Coffee Shop
Poet and Every Day Poems editor Tania Runyan continues her Friday forays into the world of flash fiction with this provocative scene from a coffee shop.
Fiction Friday: The Bra
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 […]
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 […]