Author Archives: David Aichenbaum

About David Aichenbaum

David Aichenbaum's fiction has appeared in SmokeLong Quarterly, Hobart Pulp, decomP Magazine, Dogzplot Flash Fiction, and Diddledog Magazine.

Endings

And so the teacher stood up and he said to us. Listen. Pause. Everyone. Pause. To write a good ending, do this. Continue reading

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Copycat Reading

The moment when a reader recognizes desire is often the moment when that reader begins to care, begins to desire as an active reader. Continue reading

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Mind Reading

That I have a tingling spine to read with is easy to forget. Compressed fiction reminds me, helps me to find it. Continue reading

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What Editors Want

The laws of good writing, amassed and expressed in their entirety in one tremendous bang of concision. Is this what editors are looking for in flash? In compressed fiction? And if they are, should they be? Continue reading

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Physical Fiction

To reach for that magical balance of the physical and the non-physical when we write, and to recognize and admire its realization when we read—yes, I think that would be nice. Continue reading

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Hollywood, Meet Flash

Witness the “so what?” event. Observe as it retrospectively circles, this vulture, before winging itself down to settle and scavenge, to pick the bare bones and empty sockets of so many of our less fortunate fictions. Continue reading

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