Flash Fictions

This module introduces you flash fiction: a very short narrative form that works through compression, the use of imagery, and the omission of sequential narrative material. We will explore the form through exemplar texts from around the world and you will develop the editorial skills necessary to capture flash fiction’s brevity and imaginative power in your own work.

Taught via literature seminars and practitioner workshops, you will experience a range of techniques, including generative writing prompts. You will also learn how to respond reflectively and creatively to feedback - to this end, one seminar each term will be replaced by a one-to-one personal tutorial.

Indicative study themes:

Making sequences