Quote Originally Posted by Geoffrey Fowler View Post
When I wrote "a lot of flash," I left the door open to flash which does have something resembling an Aristotelian plot.
Good point; I need to read more closely.

That's like stumbling just before the finish line in a track event; it wipes out whatever merit your running had before you fell on your face.
To stumble is human; to write the perfect flash story, divine. I'm a big fan of flash as both an art form, and a tool in teaching brevity to writers who tend to over-stuff their stories with irrelevant minutiae. At times, I'm one of them.