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The Short Form

Bookfuls of Shorts

Deb Olin Unferth on flash fiction:

The most satisfying way to write and read shorts is to deal with bookfuls of the things. Just a handful won't help. A successful collection of shorts creates not only a set of stories but a worldview, a philosophy of removal and absence. It becomes a reflection of the writer's mind. You can almost see the rhythm of the writer's thoughts on the page, each story turning into a single painting in a series.