“Flash Fiction: The Art of the Very Short Story” with Katharine Duckett

Runtime: 2:29:31     Original Class Date: 2/24/2021     Class Slides: HERE     Class Readings: HERE

Can you tell a story in only 1500 words? How about six?

Flash fiction is both an engagingly efficient literary form in itself and an effective tool for enhancing the quality and impact of your storytelling skills. By playing with the enabling constraints of flash fiction, writers can hone their craft and learn to create unforgettable stories in the space of a few paragraphs. As an increasingly popular form of short fiction, flash fiction also offers many paths to publication, which is discussed in this video in addition to the form’s craft aspects.

“Flash Fiction: The Art of the Very Short Story” with Katharine Duckett RECORDING


Katharine DuckettKatharine Duckett is the award-winning author of Miranda in Milan, a Shakespearean fantasy novella debut that NPR calls “intriguing, adept, inventive, and sexy.” Her short fiction has appeared in UncannyApexPseudoPod, Interzone, and Tor.com, as well as various anthologies including Disabled People Destroy Science Fiction and Wilde Stories 2015: The Year’s Best Gay Speculative Fiction. She served as the guest fiction editor for Uncanny’s Disabled People Destroy Fantasy issue, and is an advisory board member for The Octavia Project, a free program that empowers girls and non-binary youth in New York City to imagine and engineer new futures.