Every word counts when writers craft their stylish narratives in just half a page. Complete narratives, with well-drawn characters and plotlines all in 200 words or less. There are short pieces about supermarkets, computers and dogfights – all packed with emotional punch.
Some describe quiet but no less significant moments: a child colouring in, a seagull stealing a chip. Some show us the magic of quotidian life – on trains, buses and in backyard gardens and nature strips.
We gave them a single blank square of paper to fill. They flashed it with political satire, memorable lines, mordant observations, flights of fancy and heartbreaking descriptions.
Flashing The Square, the companion book of screen-sized stories flashed across Melbourne’s Federation Square, is packed with the best micro literature from around Australia. These 200-word gems sparkle with life, love, laughs, politics and poetry.
Featuring work by invited authors of microfiction and prose poem as well as finalists from the 2014 joanne burns Award selected by Angela Meyer and Richard Holt.
Cover design by Richard Holt.
Dennis Jones & Associates