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Officer’s New Partner

While exploring the possibilities of how to write a piece of flash prose, while considering what person it should be written in, don’t completely throw out second person. I know that writing in first and third persons are the best … Continue reading

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Baby Language

The following is a flash prose piece by me, Evin Hughes. The doctors mistook my singsong language for wailing as they pulled me from the womb; they had never known verbs to be so lyrical, nouns so rhythmic. I was … Continue reading

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Head of the Beast

The following is a flash prose piece written by yours truly, Evin Hughes. The earliest recollection I have of fear is of the hideous beast that visited my brother and I on Halloween. There were a whole slew of things … Continue reading

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The Last Screw

The following is a flash prose piece by me, Evin Hughes, called “The Last Screw.” We did it on the day our six-year-old got in trouble for stealing at school. He’d made it hot out the classroom door with a … Continue reading

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Vital Signs

The following is in response to Gabrielle Hovendon’s “Vital Signs.” The point of this short comes at the end as a flash of insight, that we don’t always know who we think we do. Hovendon develops Florian as a go-getter … Continue reading

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Craft Essays

The following is in response to three essays written on the craft of writing the short story or flash prose from authors Gabrielle Hovendon, Lisa Shafter, and Robert Olen Butler. Gabrielle Hovendon urges writers everywhere to ask themselves one simple … Continue reading

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Hopper’s “Nighthawks” (1942)

The following is in response to Ira Sadoff’s “Hopper’s ‘Nighthawks’ (1942).” Sadoff’s flash prose piece about the famous “Nighthawks” painting by Edward Hopper has a ‘numb’ tone to it—“…no one walks the streets…the sidewalks are swept clean…There is no wind…the … Continue reading

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