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QuickFiction – Fall 2008

The form par excellence for online journals, flash fiction is quickly establishing itself as a form to be reckoned with. Quick Fiction has become the premier venue for flash fiction as well as one of the few outlets that devotes itself entirely to fiction under 500 words. Since the stories are so short, it’s hard to put down – unlike longer journals where one needs to come up for air every once in a while.

The form par excellence for online journals, flash fiction is quickly establishing itself as a form to be reckoned with. Quick Fiction has become the premier venue for flash fiction as well as one of the few outlets that devotes itself entirely to fiction under 500 words. Since the stories are so short, it’s hard to put down – unlike longer journals where one needs to come up for air every once in a while.

Quick Fiction is curiously addictive. The pieces, for the most part, tend toward the dreamier, more surreal and experimental side of fiction. You won’t find many straight up narratives with a beginning, middle and end. Rather you get something like Édgar Omar Avilés’ “Coffee,” which is three sentences long and occupies four lines of printed copy. Thanks to the folks at Quick Fiction, hopefully other journals will publish more flash fiction.
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