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Music and narrative in Flash Fiction – TANIA HERSHMAN Quotes for writers (and people who like quotes)

flash fiction(Flash fiction) is a form that balances on the flimsy boundary between short story and poem. For me, a flash story must feel like it is on the side of story, even if only just. A poem might describe a moment, an object, a sensation; it has no obligation towards narrative. Story does. It has different needs. Which doesn’t mean it can’t be poetic, of course. My favourite stories use rhythm, beats; they have a musicality to them.

TANIA HERSHMAN in the judge’s report for The Bridport Prize 2014

photo credit: [phil h] via photopin cc

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One comment on “Music and narrative in Flash Fiction – TANIA HERSHMAN Quotes for writers (and people who like quotes)

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    February 7, 2015

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