Flash Recommendation: Funny Bone

Funny Bone

Funny Bone Flashing for Comic Relief edited by Peter Blair and Ashley Chantler fills the publishing gap of limited humorous flash fiction writing. It’s “Wry, off-beat, quirky, naughty, witty, absurd, dark, droll, deadpan, dry. Comedies of errors, manners, embarrassments. Repartee, satire, slapstick, farce. And, oh yes, clowns. Funny Bone is an exciting new anthology of sixty flashes by sixty of the world’s leading flashers.”

Editors Ash and Peter took time out of their busy schedule to chime in on how Funny Bone fills a need in the flash genre.

The wide range of stories in most flash-fiction anthologies and magazines is great for making readers have diverse responses, from frowning to smiling. With Funny Bone, we focussed on making readers laugh, mainly because the anthology was to be sold in aid of the charity Comic Relief, partly because our foreheads ached from frowning. ~ Ashley Chantler and Peter Blair

Learn from fine writing such as what’s included in Funny Bone, and other fave flash books, in my Into the Flash online class. This is a live webinar and online 5-week course. There is SO much more to this delightful genre than word count. Discover and practice with tools that help writers in any genre master scene–so that you can eventually become your own best editor, and have fun while you’re at it! I’ll teach you how to make crucial decisions about what to leave in and what to leave out (and why). Plus, you’ll experience a healthy dose of community, critique, prompts, sample texts, and lectures. Into the Flash only runs in April and is open for Early Bird Registration until March 18th. Reserve your seat here and get ready to have fun.

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