The Story Behind the Story: “Been Ingeious”

I wanted to try writing a piece of flash fiction that encompassed some broad themes and took place over an extended period of time. Additionally, I wanted to try sculpting some subtext that would not be revealed until the end. When writing flash fiction, you need to be selective with your details. For the story to be successful, the most telling of them have to reverberate well below the story’s surface.

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About Jason Graff

Jason Graff has authored one novella, In the Service of the Boyar (Vagabondage Press, '16). He has two novels slated for publication: heckler (Unsolicited Press, 20) and Stray Our Pieces (now available for pre-order: https://www.waldorfpublishing.com/products/stray-our-pieces). His short stories, poems and essays have been published in numerous publications. He lives in Richardson, TX with his wife, son and cat.