The flash fiction writer brings with her or him a unique way of seeing the world. To say that the flash fiction writer sees the world in 1,000-word increments is not enough for a true understanding of what the writer of flash fiction tries to accomplish.
What he or she tries to accomplish is a presentation of life, of what it means to be human, on a tiny scale that none the less is true in its essence to all humanity in its endless complexity.
Within its small confines, the flash fiction story offers a microscopic peek at a significant moment in life. It’s just a peek, a flash, but it’s still significant. And then it’s gone.
A flash fiction writer must be able to write short on long subjects.
Maybe this will be the week that I go looking for 3552 Dawson Street where Andy Warhol grew up in Pittsburgh. I’ve walked past Dawson Street many times. His work has inspired me to publish an online flash fiction magazine that is about a lot more than flash fiction, to publish a magazine that entertains, informs and that promotes sex as art.
A magazine that is outrageous.
Submissions are always welcomed. This is a paying market.
- Andy Warhol, Hunter S. Thompson And Flash Fiction (pittsburghflashfictiongazette.com)
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