Open to writers of all skill levels--just bring your laptop or notebook! Students in this class will study five stories by five masters of short fiction. Students will then compose and share five original flash "imitations" (less than 1,000 words). The flash pieces can then be revised and polished, or expanded into full-length short stories. If they so wish, students can later take their completed short stories to the next-level class, the "Five Elements of Fiction Workshop," later in the semester. If you want to study some excellent fiction, and then try your hand at creating your own, this class is for you!