021) The Long and the Short of It: Flash Fiction and Short Stories

In this “combo” class, we will study short fiction of varying lengths to see how different writers work within the constraints of the form to create compelling narratives, and we will workshop student stories with an eye toward recognizing craft elements at work. Students will receive weekly reading assignments for class discussion and may submit either one traditional-length short story (5000 words or fewer) or up to 3 flash fiction pieces (1000 words or fewer) for workshop.