The Flash Fiction of Ernest Hemingway

A guest post by Deacon Jerry SchifferBecomes Novelist. Supports life. Kills self.The words above (very loosely) represent a literary genre that has come to be known as “flash fiction”–the presentation of a story line that relies on few words to elicit the intellectual involvement and response of a reader.  Some peg the number of words allowed at 1,000; others at 500.  The most efficient example uses as few as six words to accomplish the author’s story-telling goals.The example of “flash … [Read more...]