Here's the real truth:
I owe any writing chops I have to flash fiction. Flash fiction taught me the power of the right word at the right time. It taught me how to edit, how to cut, how to tweak to fit the most impact in the fewest number of words. Striving to "get it right" in a piece of flash did more for my writing craft than any novel, story, or blog entry I've penned over the last five years.
Quite simply, flash fiction is magic.
Anyone wishing to be a writer should--no must write a little flash.
I've collected 71 of my flash stories in one e-book*:
Stories reprinted in Small Magic represent some of my very best. Several have been reprinted in The Best of Every Day Fiction (volumes Two and Three). Several stories are award winners. Some of them will make the reader cringe, cry, or laugh. A few will do all three.
(You might notice the cover on Amazon is different... I haven't had a chance to update it yet.)
*a paperback version is in the works (stay tuned)