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Pam Casto’s Reading List and Links List for Flash Fiction

 

Pamelyn Casto's online article, "Flash Fiction: The Short-Short to
Ultra-Short Story," can be read in Net Author's E2K
http://netauthor.org/e2k/jan2002/features.html1 or at Riding the Meridian
http://www.heelstone.com/meridian/meansarticle1.html
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Pamelyn Casto's online article, "Old Stories into New Short-Shorts" can be
read at Prairie Hill Books' site. See the article at:
http://www.texasauthors.com/texas_authors_workshop_may2003.htm#Shortshorts
or http://www.texasauthors.com/texas_authors_workshop.htm#Shortshorts
(If you use the above entry into the article, scroll down to my name and
then click on the article title "Old Stories into New Short-Shorts."  It's a
long article (about 1800 words) so keep moving downward even when you come
to a "top of the page" button.)
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Flash Fiction Flash:  The Newsletter for Flash Literature Writers (delivered
monthly via email):
   http://groups.yahoo.com/group/FlashFictionFlash
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Courses I teach through flashquake:
Four-Week Online Flash Fiction Course:
http://www.flashquake.org/online-classes/index.html
Four-Week Online Haibun Course:
http://www.flashquake.org/online-classes/index.html
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        Some outstanding online short-shorts.

Jamaica Kincaid's "Girl"
http://www.turksheadreview.com/library/kincaid-girl.html

Lydia Davis-- 5 stories.  I especially like "Fear" and "The Mice"
http://www.conjunctions.com/archives/c24-ld.htm

Fielding Dawson's "The Vertical Fields"
http://www.classicshorts.com/stories/vrtclfld.html

Ernest Hemingway's "A Clean, Well-Lighted Place"
http://www.cis.vt.edu/modernworld/d/hemingway.html#4

Three super short pieces from Jerome Stern's Micro Fiction: An Anthology of
Really Short Stories:
"Mount Olive" by Monifa Love, "All This" by Joanne Avallon, and "Survivors"
by Kim Addonizio.  (I especially appreciate Avallon's "All This.")
http://www.english.uwosh.edu/gemin/blackbird/bbdprosemicro.htm

Hahn Hoang's "Field of Heads" (Writer's Digest Show Us Your Short-Shorts
Contest Winner) http://www.writersdigest.com/contests/Hoang.asp

Jerome Stern's "Morning News" (Scroll down to about the middle of the page.)
http://www.fsu.edu/~fstime/FS-Times/Volume2/Issue5/html.NOV4.html

Pamela Painter's "Family Therapy"
http://www.vestalreview.net/Therapy.htm

Donald Barthelme's "The First Thing Baby Did Wrong"
http://www.eskimo.com/~jessamyn/barth/baby.html

Thaisa Frank's "Animal Skins"
http://www.poost.nl/private_loves/frank1.html

Molly Giles' "The Poet's Husband" (on lower half of web page)
http://www.ashladle.org/archives/000584.html

And for the fun of it, here's a little flash piece I wrote which was
published in flashquake's inaugural issue:
http://www.flashquake.org/archive/vol0iss0/fiction/getdirty.html

                               Suggested Reading: Anthologies

Flash Fiction: 72 Very Short Stories Edited by James Thomas, Denise Thomas,
& Tom Hazuka. New York-London: W. W. Norton & Company, 1992.
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MicroFiction: An Anthology of Really Short Stories Edited by Jerome Stern.
New York-London: W. W. Norton & Company, 1996.
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Sudden Fiction: American Short-Short Stories Edited by Robert Shapard and
James Thomas.
Layton, Utah: Gibbes M. Smith, Inc., 1986.
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Sudden Fiction International: 60 Short-Short Stories Edited by James Thomas
and Robert Shapard. New York/London: W. W. Norton & Company, 1989.
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Sudden Fiction Continued: 60 New Short-Short Stories Edited by Robert
Shapard and James Thomas. NewYork-London: W.W. Norton & Company, 1996.
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Sudden Stories: The Mammoth Book of Miniscule Fiction by Dinty
W. Moore,
Editor. 
DuBois, Pennsylvania: Mammoth Press Inc., 2003.
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This older anthology below includes  fascinating stories by such greats as
Kafka, Paz, Monterroso, Marquez, Boll, Pirandello, et. al.
Short Shorts: An Anthology of the Shortest Stories Edited by Irving Howe and
Illana Weiner Howe.
Toronto-New York-London-Sydney: Bantam Books, 1983.
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       Suggested
Reading: How To

Flash Writing: How To Write, Revise and Publish Stories Less Than 1000 Words
Long.  Michael Wilson.
College Station, Texas: Visualbookworm.com, 2004.

Fast Fiction: Creating Fiction in Five Minutes.  Robert Allen.
Cincinnati,
Ohio: Story Press, 1997.
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           Suggested Fiction
Reading --Author Collections:

Kawabata, Yasunari. Palm-of-the-Hand Stories.  Translated from the Japanese
by Lane Dunlp & J. Martin Holman.
New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 1988.
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Lydia Davis.  Samuel Johnson is Indignant: Stories. New York: Farrar, Straus
and Giroux, 2001.
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Carver, Raymond.  What We Talk About When We Talk About Love. 
New York:
Vintage Books, 1989.
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This one below is a novel done with short-short pieces.  It's a very
different sort of beast.

Calvino, Italo.  Invisible Cities. 
San Diego: Harcourt Brace & Co., 1972.
Trans. William Weaver.
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Yougrau, Barry.  A Man Jumps Out of an Airplane.
New York:
Arcade Publishing, 1984.
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