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1 Fiction in a Flash Jason Stephenson

2 Quickwrite Describe the worst thunderstorm you have ever experienced. You have 3 minutes.

3 Split Personality

4 Flash Fiction Short Stories FLASH FICTION & SHORT STORIES Setting Character(s) Conflict Resolution FLASH FICTION Has a limited amount of words: 100 or less Usually uses twist endings vs.

5 Harry’s Love

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7 Young Love

8 “The Duel” by Aaron Kidd Two foes faced one another on a desert battlefield. Sweat beaded both brows. One infamous, clothed in black. The other, a golden star over his heart. They drew revolvers. Gunshots sounded. A woman yelled from a nearby porch. The combatants fell and lay still. Then, rising, they began to sprint towards the porch. Snack Time.

9 Tips Use contractions instead of two words. –He is: 2 words –He’s: 1 word Use punctuation instead of conjunctions. –She glanced over her shoulder and spotted the clown. –She glanced over shoulder, spotted the clown. Use strong words instead of weak ones.

10 Being Choosy Stronger Words Verbs Nouns Adjectives Weaker Words Adverbs Pronouns Interjections Prepositions Conjunctions

11 Nouns Verbs Adjectives “The Duel” by Aaron Kidd Two foes faced one another on a desert battlefield. Sweat beaded both brows. One infamous, clothed in black. The other, a golden star over his heart. They drew revolvers. Gunshots sounded. A woman yelled from a nearby porch. The combatants fell and lay still. Then, rising, they began to sprint towards the porch. Snack Time. 14 12 7

12 Challenges Be alliterative: Only use words that begin with the same letter for the whole story. Be wordy: Use a series of nouns & verbs, strung together into one long sentence. Be jokey: Turn your final sentence into a punch line. Be talkative: Use a voicemail as your entire story.

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14 “Broken Girl” by Jessie Roark Snapped ankle. Out of coma. Amnesia. Every day goes by the same. The doctors come in and ask hundreds of questions. That social worker won’t leave me alone. Today a tall man with my high cheekbones, wearing a blue jacket, comes in to see me. “Tess?” Then I see his cold eyes and I remember.

15 “Refined Lifestyle” by Lindsey Cox Don’s parents said he’d never amount to anything. They said he’d never be successful, but here he was, sitting in the lap of luxury. The house had magnificently tall ceilings and elaborate art on the walls that Don admired. He took them down and threw them in the truck with the rest of the plunder.

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17 Write to Win Contest No high school student submitted a flash fiction piece last year in the Write to Win contest. Consequently, there was no winner. Why not submit a piece of flash fiction?

18 Packets Available at http://teacherweb.com/OK/DeerCreekHigh School/Stephenson/photo3.aspx

19 For sale: baby shoes, never worn. --Ernest Hemingway, American author (1899-1961) The Dare: Write a story in six words.

20 Smith Magazine

21 Six Word Memoirs

22 Fifty flavors, and I choose vanilla. --Brittany Student Samples

23 Disc golf is my new love. --Marshall

24 Still a little kid at heart. --Tayler

25 Girl of many houses, not homes. --Sarah


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