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Flash Reprint: Christine Stocke's IN A FOREIGN TOWN

In a foreign town it’s difficult for a stranger to know you’re just tired, not crazy. (continue reading)

Flash Reprint: Bryce Emley's TRANSFORMED

…so one morning he started mixing her into his day… (continue reading)

Flash Reprint: Monica Hileman's "Retirement"

The sound of the ocean drew him onto the balcony. (continue reading)

Flash Fiction Reprint: Tania Hershman's "And Bruised"

A flash fiction reprint: Tania Hershman’s “And Bruised.” (continue reading)

Flash Reprint: Jeff Friedman's "Judges"

After the guest ate all the potatoes and the whole brisket, after he ate the tzimmes, the roasted beets and the fruit cocktail, he called for Elijah to enter the door… (continue reading)

Flash Reprint: Robert Garner McBrearty's "What Happened to Laura?"

Some years ago, I was sitting in a coffee shop with my laptop, when someone at another table began to speak on his phone in a loud voice referring to someone who was back in town who was pissed off… (continue reading)

Flash Reprint: Douglas W. Milliken's "Pillars"

Inspired by a quiet hotel night on the eve of my grandmother’s funeral, the original draft of “Pillars” was written a few weeks later on my first full day of a month-long residency at the I-Park Foundation in Connecticut. (continue reading)

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Coming Up:
Written by Matter Press's founder and managing editor Randall Brown, A Pocket Guide to Flash Fiction [ISBN: 0983792852} provides NOT the way to write flash fiction, but SOME ways to make your writing flash! Contents include the following:

  • What is Flash
  • Flash Craft
  • Flash in a Single Scene
  • Flash in a Series of Scenes
  • Monomythic Flash
  • Episodic Flash
  • Counterpointed Flash
  • Defamiliarized Flash
  • Revision
  • Prose Poemy Flash

 The Pocket Guide also includes articles and flashes from various writers including Pamela Painter, Quinn Dalton, Dan Holt, Pen Campbell, Brady Udall, Sean Lovelace, Myfanwy Collins, Kathy Fish, Carol Guess, and Jeff Landon.

Available and shipping now, for $10 + shipping, with all proceeds going to continue to fund Matter Press and its Journal of Compressed Creative Arts.