Miles White

Biography

Miles White is a former journalist and a staff writer for USA TODAY. He is the author of the Canvas Sextet series of three-minute flash fiction.

Smashwords Interview

What exactly is the Canvas Sextet?
It's a collection of three minute flash fiction stories. I compare a sheet of paper to an artist's canvas, so each story I imagine and tell has to hold to that one page, which works out to around 800 words give or take.That's my canvas. Now doing that is not entirely new, but I decided to write 300 stories with that restriction and do it in two years. That's not as easy as it sounds. I'm publishing them in six volumes of 50 stories each. I wrote Jesus Loves You But Not Today, Download the Moon, and just published the third collection Zen Pussy Riot all this year (2014) so I'm halfway there.
Can you do literary quality writing at that length?
Of course. That's not new either. Hemingway did a lot of that, but since 2000 flash fiction has really exploded. There are anthologies, books, even literary journals devoted to it. It's not everyone's cup of tea but many people love it and it's getting bigger. And yes there is a lot of good writing out there at this length, which typically tops off at 1,000 words. I'd like to think mine stands up to anything out there, and I wrote 150 stories this year. That might be a record, if anybody keeps records for that.
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Books

Zen Pussy Riot
Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 39,100. Language: English. Published: July 17, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » American / General, Essay » Literature
Zen Pussy Riot is the third volume of The Canvas Sextet series of three-minute short stories by Miles White. The 50 provocative, insightful, darkly comic and often tragic stories in the new collection – a follow up to Jesus Loves You But Not Today and Download the Moon – are bold, eclectic, sumptuously diverse and compellingly engaging, playing on the edges of the profane and the profound.
Download the Moon
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 39,040. Language: English. Published: February 15, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » American / General, Essay » Literature
Download the Moon is the second volume of the Canvas Sextet series, a collection of six volumes of 50 original literary short stories, each story told in a single page – no more than what can be written on one standard blank page in Word – 12-point, single spaced, Times Roman, equivalent to a single sheet of typewriter paper.
Jesus Loves You But Not Today
Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 39,070. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2014. Categories: Fiction » Literary collections » American / General, Essay » Literature
Jesus Loves You But Not Today is the first volume in the Canvas Sextet series of contemporary literary fiction comprised of single page stories that are darkly comic, tragic, and often hilarious, covering a diverse range of themes and situations that take place mostly in the United States.

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