Yes, the Old Soldier taught flash fiction writing to undergraduate students at the University of Pittsburgh from 2005 to 2006. I was a graduate student on a K. LeRoy Irvis Fellowship.
Flash fiction was new to most of my students. Most of them did not want to be writers. They just needed a writing credit. Several of my students turned out to be very talented writers.
I gave my students three parameters to write their very short stories by.
- Use specific concrete sense details
- No unnecessary words
- Each character must have his or her own agenda
These parameters still hold true for any creative writer who wants to write flash fiction.
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