Tara Masih was attracted to writing flash as a high school student because it allowed her to get to the "heart of a scene." She's gone on to not only publish her stories widely, but to publish others through noted anthologies. She also created one of the seminal books on writing flash fiction, the Rose Metal Field Guide to Writing Flash Fiction.
By Clara Ray Rusinek Klein
The postcards came creased, tobacco-stained, stamped Minsk, Irkutsk, and Krasnoyarsk. Ink bloomed in clouding steam as I stirred bubbling beets, hand on my belly, squinting at Yuri’s scrawl.