Up to three shorts under 500 words
Flash fiction, micro essays, or prose poetry (NO lined poetry, please)
is often defined by what it isn't: it isn't more than 500 words, it
isn't a full narrative, it isn't plot or character or just a poems
without line breaks. Flash, however, is an opportunity.
reader: to rotate a whole in the mind, to encounter language pruned
and curated, a candy quick to dissolve that lingers on the tongue.
the writer: to flex and bend, produce fresh expression within
limitation, to discover the essential. And in the end, speak through
the unsaid and arrive at something unexpected.