Tuesday, June 19, 2012
Tuesday Poem bows to Flash Fiction this Week
With National Flash Fiction Day on Friday, poet and NFFD organiser Michelle Elvy has brought Flash to Tuesday Poem. She's posted BOMB by Sian Williams along with an interview on how the story came to be. Both she and Sian edit the new journal Flash Frontier and are organising NFFD which includes the announcement of prizewinners.
Michelle says - Flash is both challenging and inspiring. Capturing the essence of something in such a short space requires a certain skill, and flash fiction -- despite its very trim word limit -- allows both freedom and experimentation. Sian wrote this story for the Flash Frontier issue themed splinters. I find it a marvellous example of short short fiction -- beautifully written, simple at first glance with layers to unpack.
And here's how the story begins:
As the plate-glass façade of the university library disintegrated, Miranda looked up from her essay on symbolism in Germanic folk-tale and thought:
in an explosion
Hooked? There's more in the TP sidebar - and a nice collection of poems too. Go and check it out.