Story of the Week

“Her Skin”

The waves lap the shoreline with their pale green tongues and the wind carries my dead mother’s name over the dunes.  I drop my duffel...

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Flash Talk

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“Flash Fiction: Bounded in a Nutshell”

That effective fictional narratives have for ages arrived in assorted sizes –  including those small enough to whisper,...

Fiction Craft

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“Creating a Masterpiece”

In the days when many professions were controlled by guilds, your masterpiece was not your best or most celebrated work.  It was your...

From the Archive

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“Arming the Factions”

Every third word in school dealt with this or that remorseless generation. Tommy’s name was called but he played dumb and was...

Corner Post: A Guide to Creating a Writing Life

“Develop a Second Sight”

When I was growing up, working on fences with my father and my brother, the corner post was the most important. It determined how tight our...

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Author Interview Series

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Author Interview Series: Therese Walsh

Therese Walsh's debut novel, The Last Will of Moira Leahy, was published by Shaye Areheart Books (Random House). It was named one...

Ask an Editor Series

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Ask an Editor Series: Grant Faulkner/Lynn Mundell

Grant Faulkner & Lynn Mundell are co-editors @ 100 Word Story. For the first installment of our Ask an Editor Series, we asked...

Fiction & Culture

“Dysfunctional Parents in Fiction: The Mothers and Fathers We Love to Hate”

Why are readers so fascinated by fiction's infamous dysfunctional parents? Mothers and fathers who disappoint, coerce, betray, abuse...

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Ask an Agent Series

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Ask an Agent Series: Elizabeth Kaplan

Elizabeth Kaplan owns and runs The Elizabeth Kaplan Literary Agency in New York. For the first installment of our Ask an Agent Series,...

Flash Audio Series

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Flash Audio Series: “Hot Yoga”

The Flash Audio Series features audio versions of stories published on our site. In this segment of our series, Rita Ciresi reads...

Novel Flash

Novel Flash: The Blood of Heaven

When I came again into the bedroom, I found Red Kate sitting up with her lamp lit and belly piling the sheets.  I worried you were...

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News/Announcements

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The Ernest Hemingway Flash Fiction Prize

  We are pleased to announce the First Annual Ernest Hemingway Flash Fiction Prize! Entries for the award should be approximately...

Reviews

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Review of Stuart Dybeck’s Ecstatic Cahoots

Stuart Dybek, an author who has been called a living master of the short story form, has released a new book. Ecstatic Cahoots is a...

Reading Lists

Reading Lists: Editors’ Picks (Flash Fiction Collections)

Severance by Robert Olen Butler Now available in an elegant paperback, Robert Olen Butler's acclaimed collection, Severance, depicts...

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