James Thomas (professor) Writing Styles in Flash Fiction: Very Short Stories

James Thomas (professor)
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The short stories contained in "Flash Fiction," are either third person omniscient narrative or first person narrative. In "Pumpkins," the narrator describes the domino effect that an automobile accident has on strangers who do not know the victim of the accident. In "The Stones," a man describes how he likes to observe the movement of the stones in the desert. A woman must throw her food away because of a power failure in "The One Sitting There." This tale is written in first person narrative, as the woman describes her struggle over the tragic death of her sister many years before.

A grandson is trying to defend his grandfather's death in "A Public Denial." Many think that the old man has committed suicide while trying to execute a stunt. The denial of this rumor is proclaimed in the first person by the loving grandson. In "232-...

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