Words From The Bubble: Rachel Dore interviews Michelle Elvy about flash fiction

Mar 2024 | Flash, Small craft

Rachel Dore presents a weekly chat with New Zealanders who know about writing and books, no matter where in the world they’re living. You’ll hear conversations with all kinds of authors and writers, in all genres. It’s a pot-luck show – a guest may be an established author, a new writer, a writing tutor, a researcher, or someone from the matrix that makes up the publishing industry.

This month, she speaks with Michelle Elvy. Here you can tune into a talk about flash fiction: the connections between words, the relationship between restraint and creativity, the fine art of endings and beginnings, the suggestion of meaning and poetry and more. With readings, examples and notes about the annual NFFD competition.

For more about National Flash Fiction Day and this year’s competition, go here. The closing date to submit is April 30, midnight.

Listen to the interview here.


Rachel Doré has been writing all of her life, as a journalist, poet, short-story writer and mentor to others. She is also an accomplished artist. She lives in rural Manawatu.

Michelle Elvy is a writer, editor and manuscript assessor in Ōtepoti Dunedin. She is founding editor of National Flash Fiction Day NZ and Flash Frontier: An Adventure in Short Fiction.

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