Get Your Shorts On!
Writing those small clips of stories, poems and essays can be so satisfying. You feel like you’ve accomplished something. A small story is not always a simple story. It is a yearning carried on a postcard; a ‘sliver’ fiction that sticks underneath your skin. Flash fictions and prose poems give you just enough of a reading lure to pull you into the stream. Writing short fiction or a prose poem is not just about a quick and easy write. Try on the feeling of completing a short piece: a prose poem, sliver or flash fiction, hermit crab essay and other short forms. Explore how these ‘shorts’ exercise your writing muscle, develop your portfolio and prepare you for a unique writers’ market.