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My only worry is about the quality of the work. I see a lot of average or less-than-average work being published. The bar gets lowered, and if that continues to happen on a grander scale, the reader might eventually be turned off. Galef: Not much to do about proliferation going hand in hand with lowered standards. It happens in making widgets, and it happens in making stories.
A lot depends on the iron whim of the editor. Kuntz: This is always a difficult question to answer because I must have well over a hundred. Throughout the book, they have alternating pieces, and each one is riveting in its own way. We get all the best things flash has to offer: lush language, pathos, quirk, surprises, wonderful phrasing, unique characters, spot-on dialogue, and so much more. I defy anyone to read this book and not be blown away. Kuntz: I have Sudden Fiction on the shelf right behind me. It was one of the first books I bought when I started learning about flash and just writing in general.
When I first starting studying the craft, I probably read and marked up close to books about writing. It was invaluable. I highly recommend that to anyone starting out, or really, anyone who considers themself a writer. Galef: There certainly are a lot of books on writing fiction out there, and in flash fiction, a growing number of anthologies.
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Galef: This is a tantalizing question, but one that also bedevils short story writers. Scott Fitzgerald would bankroll their novels by selling enough short stories to allow them to produce a long manuscript.
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Kuntz: It is a paradox. I think if the artists themselves felt a stronger sense of supporting the work, it would help turn the tide at least some. Galef: True, very. That said, a lot of fiction exists in sketches, rants, dialogues, and so forth.
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I do think, however, that it ought to be able to stand alone, and stand out on its own merit and still have a sense of wholeness. Galef: It is kind of amazing what a talented writer can accomplish in just ten words. But those texts are rather stylized. I was amazed at how much character and incident was packed into just over 1, words.
As I read more of what was out there, my reaction for the stuff that worked was the same: Look at what that writer can do in such a small space! Galef: Too many critics consciously or unconsciously equate bulk with importance. The traditional-length short story is somewhere in between. The few flash fictioneers who get credit, like Hemingway, made their reputation in regulation-length stories and novels.
Certainly a lot of people are reading and writing it. He directs the creative writing program at Montclair State University. Enjoy strange, diverting work from The Commuter on Mondays, absorbing fiction from Recommended Reading on Wednesdays, and a roundup of our best work of the week on Fridays. Personalize your subscription preferences here. Skip to content.
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