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FL ASH FICTION

Call it what you like – short-short fiction, microfiction, postcard fiction, or prosetry – we call it flash fiction, and we call the more than two dozen entries into our inaugural flash fiction competition – wonderful. It isn’t easy crafting such a compact piece of literature – grabbing the reader, developing a story arc, moving it forward, and bringing it home, all in 500 words or less.

SHORT STORY

It wasn’t easy choosing our winners either. But our three winners stood out for two reasons – originality and an almost lusty abandonment of the constraints of conventional writing wisdom. – Cynthia Boiter, undefined Associate Editor In “Brenda kissed me on the forehead and walked off into the El Paso sunrise ,” Paul Bowers uses a common referencing mechanism to uncommonly construct his tale of an illicit encounter. This type of innovative cutting-edge artistry earned Bowers our first place award.

A poet and prose writer, Phebe Davidson gives the reader an inside perspective to a world-rattling moment in time in her entry, “Seven Pieces,” winner of our second place award.

And in “Gyp,” our third place winner, John Purvis defies more than gravity to lift us beyond the earth-bound places where most of us spend our days and nights, unlike the characters in his story. Reading all three entries was a joy.

POETRY

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