Saturday, October 08, 2011

Flash Fiction and Enlargement of Readers

Clifton Fadiman wrote: "When you reread a classic, you do not see more in the book than you did before, you see more in you than there was."

The above quote also applies to great flash fiction. The best work enlarges the careful reader and the work itself won't suffer from further exploration nor from several re-readings. I often like to do a thorough story analysis of a great short-short and I find that the richer the piece, the more words and thoughts it pulls from my own mind. It often brings out more of me than I knew even existed. My next blog I hope to list some of my very favorite flash fiction pieces. I hope any readers will tell me some of their own favorites, too.

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There's nothing quite like a good and satisfying work of flash fiction.

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