3 ways to end a flash story

I like this notion about story endings from Guy Hogan at Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette: “There are three basic kinds of resolution: epiphany, change of direction and summation.

– An epiphany is a realization.
– A change in direction bridges from one subject to another.
– A summation clarifies what the story is really about.”

Try your hand at each type of ending and let us know how it goes.

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3 Comments on “3 ways to end a flash story”

  1. galenpearl
    July 15, 2012 at 6:55 pm #

    That’s interesting. I’m going to go back over blog posts and see if I can identify the types of endings.

  2. July 17, 2012 at 3:38 pm #

    This may not apply to blog posts since so many of those are observation and instruction focused. But, I’m curious to hear if all your story endings fall into one of these buckets or if we need to add more. Let me know!


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