Flash!

Less is more in a series of flash fiction by Tania Hershman, prize-winning exponent of this burgeoning literary form.

Tania Hershman, a former science journalist, is the author of The White Road and Other Stories, commended by the judges of the 2009 Orange Award for New Writers.

She is Grand Prize Winner of the 2009 Binnacle 150-Word Ultra Short story Competition, and winner (Europe) of the 2008 Commonwealth Broadcasting Association's 600-word Short Story Competition.

Tania is currently writer-in-residence in the Science Faculty at Bristol University.

She is also founder and editor of The Short Review - an online journal dedicated to reviewing short story collections - and current Fiction Editor of Southword magazine.

Opinions vary on the precise definitions or poetics of flash fiction, but put simply: a flash is a very, very short story.

The Afternoon Reading usually yields three stories per week - this time, there are sixteen.

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AR0120100629Less is more in a series of flash fiction by Tania Hershman, prize-winning exponent of this burgeoning literary form.|Tania Hershman, a former science journalist, is the author of The White Road and Other Stories, commended by the judges of the 2009 Orange Award for New Writers.|She is Grand Prize Winner of the 2009 Binnacle 150-Word Ultra Short story Competition, and winner (Europe) of the 2008 Commonwealth Broadcasting Association's 600-word Short Story Competition.|Tania is currently writer-in-residence in the Science Faculty at Bristol University.|She is also founder and editor of The Short Review - an online journal dedicated to reviewing short story collections - and current Fiction Editor of Southword magazine.|Opinions vary on the precise definitions or poetics of flash fiction, but put simply: a flash is a very, very short story.|The Afternoon Reading usually yields three stories per week - this time, there are sixteen.|Today's six:|My Mother Was An Upright Piano|Manoeuvres|At Camden Town He Said He Loved Me|Mugs|Heavy Bones|Plaits
AR0220100630Just what colour is an electron? How do you count a neutrino? And can the world's most-Googled stars resist the greatest of all temptations? Find out in today's stories:|Like Owls|We Keep The Wall Between Us As We Go|The Painter And The Physicist|Sweet Music
AR03 LAST20100701In today's six stories, we see right through one another, encounter unorthodox theories of motherhood, and meet fear, death and a pair of highly unusual sisters.|The stories are:|Missy|The Google 250|The Mathematics Of Sunshine|Go Away|Transparent|Heart