One of the best ways to learn how to write well is to read well. When it comes to flash fiction, there is certainly a lot of it around. However, finding good, well written examples isn’t always easy. So, instead of trawling the internet for free flash fiction in the hope that you might find a gem or two, it is probably worth checking out your local library or investing in some well written anthologies.
One of the best anthologies around, in our opinion, is 72 Very Short Stories. Edited by Tom Hazuka, Denise Thomas and James Thomas, this collection is a must have for any flash fiction writer. With contributions from some of the greatest writers of our time, including Margaret Atwood, Raymond Craver and Tim O’Brien, you really don’t need to look any further to see just how good flash fiction can and should be!
These stories are not merely flashes in the pan; there’s pay dirt here!” —DeWitt Henry, editor of Ploughshares