Category Archives: Fiction

The Year of the Boyfriend

Bizarro/absurdist author G. Arthur Brown, who is also the editor of Bizarro Central’s Flash Fiction Friday, asked for volunteers to participate in a little game of random title generation. So I raised my hand. He sent me this title: The Year of the Boyfriend The story I wrote for him, which is published on his…

Winner Of The Most Innovative Flash Fiction Award

I started out in life wanting to be the Robert Heinlein of my generation. I guess I failed at that endeavor. But failure in one task doesn’t necessarily translate into failure all around. I recently learned that I am the winner of a very prestigious contest for innovative fiction writers. Well, it’s prestigious in my…

Why You Should Write Flash Fiction

There’s a fairly new form of fiction making the rounds that I think serious writers should consider writing more of. It’s called flash fiction. Generally speaking, flash fiction is defined as anything under 1,000 words. The focus is on brevity. Naturally, if your story is less than 1,000 words, then brevity is important. But the…