Story of the Week


Gary looked back toward shore, thinking about Elissa.  The boat wobbled.  I’m so happy, Elissa had said, face shining....

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Flash Talk


Flash Talk: “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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Fiction Craft: “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

Corner Post: A Guide to Creating a Writing Life

Corner Post: “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


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


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...

Reading Lists

Reading Lists: Editors’ Picks

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

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Ask an Agent Series


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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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...



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...