What makes flash fiction spark? In this workshop, we’ll explore three keys to flash fiction that works: interruption, omission, and quickness. We’ll look at these techniques in several flash stories, then discuss how we can apply these techniques to our own work. Attendees will leave with several exercises for further exploration.
Candace Nadon holds an MFA from the University of Southern Maine and PhD in English from Georgia State University. She teaches Creative Writing and literature at Fort Lewis College (her alma mater) and for the Graduate Program in Creative Writing at Western. Her fiction, nonfiction, and poetry have appeared in New Flash Fiction, Five Points, Hartskill Review, New Mexico Review, Platte Valley Review and others. A fifth-generation Coloradan, her work explores the lives of women in the contemporary West.