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Hey, look, that's me--

in the midst of a preponderance of Ks -- http://www.righthandpointing.com/fiction2006/toc.html

It's possible that a collection of stories an editor chooses tells as much about that editor as the stories tell about their authors. Whether this is true, I don't know. But I do think that the collection of stories I've chosen tells more about what I believe to be the definition of Flash fiction than anything else.

Some of the stories have full arcs, with a beginning, middle and an end. Some are more like an impressionistic painting than a story, not leaving the reader with anything more specific than a feeling or an idea. Each do one thing—they embody my definition of Flash. Which is to say, there is no hard and fast definition. Something short. Something that moves me. That's it.

I'm really happy to have a mix of more established writers and some newer ones. I received a lot of good stories to look over and select from, and I'm thankful to all who have let us publish their work.

I've enjoyed this gig, and I'd like to thank Dale, first for asking me, second, for pretty much letting me to do my thing, and third, for creating a really wonderful little home for this art form.

And if anyone wants me to play them a jig…

F. John Sharp


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Sep. 17th, 2006 11:43 pm (UTC)
Yaaay! :-D

That wasn't the one you sold back in... June(?), was it?
Sep. 17th, 2006 11:46 pm (UTC)
RHP doesn't pay, but it's still reasonably prestigious, imo, and the flash pieces selected for that particular issue are definitely interesting and well-wrought. Worth a quick read and then a re-read. :)

Not the sold-sold one that went to Strange Horizons, but I did mention this one here as well...
Sep. 18th, 2006 01:25 am (UTC)
You broke into Strange Horizons?
When did I miss that?! Do you have a link to the story, and is it up yet?
Congratulations -- that's great news. I know you've wanted to do that for a while.
Sep. 18th, 2006 01:38 am (UTC)
Re: You broke into Strange Horizons?
It's slated for November. Posted about it back in... maybe March? I forget, really. Could have been May.

My one real pro sale to date :)
Sep. 18th, 2006 01:39 pm (UTC)
Very impressive!

The expansion of a Micronova?
Sep. 18th, 2006 04:17 pm (UTC)
er, hmm, wha? :)
Sep. 18th, 2006 10:41 pm (UTC)
it was in the story... I applied the term to the author.
Sep. 18th, 2006 10:53 pm (UTC)
ohduhyeahhuhokay. :)
Sep. 18th, 2006 10:53 pm (UTC)
and thanks =)
Sep. 19th, 2006 05:42 am (UTC)
Congrats, K! I've always liked RHP. Dale's a really nice guy and FJ is great. I can't wait to read the issue.
Sep. 19th, 2006 05:43 am (UTC)
Thanks :) It's a trip of a read.
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