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  • Workshop
  • Online: Zoom
  • Adult (18+)

Flash Fiction

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  • $330.00 Non-Member
  • $305.00 Member

Class Description

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, postcard fiction, minute fiction, furious fiction, fast, quick, skinny, and micro fiction. In China, they’ve got even better names: little short story, pocketsize story, palm-sized story, and the smoke-long story—just long enough to read while smoking a cigarette. In this class, we will examine the rewards and challenges of this minimalist form, by whatever name. We will read and analyze previously published “flash fiction,” and during the second half of each class, students will respond to a specific prompt designed to generate their own flash fiction. By the end of the six-week class, you’ll have six pieces of flash of your own.

Scholarships Format/Location

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.

For more detailed information about GrubStreet scholarships, including how to contribute to scholarship funds for other students, click here.

This class will take place using Zoom videoconferencing. Please visit the Resources tab to access the video-conference link.

Zoom Participation:

Students are not required to turn their camera on, but are encouraged to participate any way they feel comfortable through functions such as the live chat, emoji reactions, and unmuting the microphone. Learn more about using Zoom here.

Zoom Accessibility:

We ask that instructors enable closed captioning and send a transcript of the session after class. You can also enable closed captioning at any time during the meeting. If your instructor forgets to send the transcript, just send ’em an email!