I was a graduate student in the writing program at the University of Pittsburgh from 2003 to 2006. I got to teach composition, fiction writing and short story writing to Pitt undergraduates from 2004 to 2006.
A lot of students in my fiction and short story writing classes would turn in narratives full of outrageous people and exotic places, people they had never met and places they had never been to.
The stories of these imaginative writers were full of holes. There have been great stories written by writers who write about people and places they do not come across in real life; but I always encouraged my students to write about the kinds of people they really knew and the kinds of places they had really been to. And flash fiction is perfect for this kind of writing.
Welcome to my blog. It is a blog published by a flash fiction writer for other flash fiction writers. Explore the site. Hopefully, you will find here inspiration for your own short stories.
This is the Old Soldier blogging out of North Oakland near the main campus of University of Pittsburgh.
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