In twenty-five brief essays by experts in the field, The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Fiction explores the popular flash fiction genre. The book’s introduction provides a comprehensive history of the short short story, from its early roots and publications, to its current state and practice. Featuring essays by Steve Almond, Stace Budzko, Kim Chinquee, Pia Z. Ehrhardt, Lex Williford, and others, this guide will especially interest those teaching or writing short fiction.
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