Prose Morsels Press is proud to present
Fearless Flash Fiction
as part of our ongoing Brave New Words writers’ workshop series. Friday, June 29 from 1:00 – 5:00 PM Pendle Hill Retreat Center, Wallingford PA (outside Philadelphia) Don’t miss this opportunity to learn from flash guru, Randall Brown. With more than 400 of his own flash pieces published in respected print and online literary journals and anthologies, Randall Brown is the founder and managing editor of Matter Press and the Journal of Compressed Creative Arts. His work also appears in The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Fiction, The Norton Anthology of Hint Fiction, Grey House’s American Short Story & Critical Insights: Flash Fiction, and his own Pocket Guide to Flash Fiction. He received his MFA from Vermont College of Fine Arts and now teaches in Rosemont College’s MFA in Creative Writing Program, after a three-year stint as the program’s director. You can find him at his online home FlashFiction.net. With those credentials, Randall defines flash fiction in our eyes. But he attempts here to actually define this literary form that he loves so much.
“One of my MFA professors called the novel a machine of desire. And that got me thinking about what kind of machine flash fiction is. I believe flash is a machine of compression—a mindset—that desire to make the most minute of movements matter. It is fiction that cannot tolerate uncertainty but for a moment, so it rushes to its ending before it loses nerve. It’s fearlessness in the face of insignificance. Your own “Attention must be paid” in a world that no longer holds any. It’s the urge to get it all down and then move on quickly to something else. It’s that madness of a room covered in scribbled notes, the kind stuck in bottles and floated on oceans. Let’s do it!”
Click here to Register for Fearless Flash Fiction Get the details of our Brave New Words 1st Annual Writers’ Conference here. Please Note: You can take Randall’s Fearless Flash Fiction workshop whether or not you attend the rest of the conference. But space is limited, and seats are issued on a first-come first-served basis.