Discussing Flash Fiction, Very Short Stories of and for our Times

Ref: C3533214

We will discuss a range of contemporary Flash Fictions supplied by the tutor on Canvas from 4th May, so that they can be read in advance of the session. These will provide us with a means to think about what Flash Fiction is, and examine some of the ways it works. Nancy Stohlman, an American Flash Fiction author, claims that 'Flash Fiction is changing the way we tell stories.' Could she be right? We'll consider some of the ways this writing is presented. We'll examine the way narratives are shaped, and compare and contrast approaches. We'll be asking what attracts readers and writers to short-forms of writing.

Course aim

To read and discuss some flash fiction stories with a view to thinking about how they work and why they are currently so popular.

Do I need any particular skills or experience?

  • This course is for beginners and improvers
  • Please read the Flash Fiction copies available on Canvas from 4th May.

By the end of the course I should be able to:

  • Discuss my responses to the Flash Fictions
  • Identify some general definitions for Flash Fiction

How will I be taught?

What kind of feedback can I expect?

What else do I need to know?

Please read the Flash Fiction copies available on Canvas from 4th May.

Pre-course work, reading and information sources

What can I do next?

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Discussing Flash Fiction, Very Short Stories of and for our Times

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