Online: Zoom

Flash Fiction Intensive

6 Thursdays from 6:00pm to 9:00pm (EST), starting February 23rd.
Online: Zoom
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Level: For Everyone
Adult (18+)
This class is full

Flash fiction is exactly what it sounds like—fiction that can be read in a flash. Other names for it include short-short stories, sudden fiction, and micro fiction. In China, they’ve got even better names: pocketsize story, palm-sized story, and the smoke-long story—just long enough to read while smoking a cigarette. Every fiction writer should have an arsenal of flash stories to dip into for the ever growing number of flash contests each year, for the occasion that your friend who runs a journal needs something fast, and for general, slightly lower-stakes, and more light-hearted submitting. Flash stories are not only quicker to read, but they can be quicker to write, and lend well to risk-taking, experimentation, and learning things about yourself as a writer you never knew. In this class we'll read, write, and workshop flash stories, and by the end of the six weeks you'll have at least six flash stories of your own!

Class Format

This class will take place using Zoom videoconferencing. About 15 minutes before your class is scheduled to begin, you'll receive an email from your instructor with a link to join the class meeting!

Scholarship Information

Thanks to the excellent literary citizenship of our donors, scholarships are available for all GrubStreet classes. To apply, click the gray "APPLY FOR SCHOLARSHIP" button. In order to be considered for a scholarship, you must complete your application at least one week before the start date of a class. Please await our scholarship committee's decision before registering for the class. We cannot hold spots in classes, so the sooner you apply, the better. Scholarships cannot be applied retroactively.

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Jane Dykema
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Previous Students Say

  • "Generative"
  • "Supportive Environment"
  • "High-Energy Class"
  • "Inspired Me to Write More"


  • Craft Lessons
  • In-Class Writing


  • Short Fiction

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