This was my first foray into the world of flash fiction. I spent days counting words, scratching out sentences, and trying desperately to squeeze a full story into such a tiny space. And I loved it. Six years later, that little spark of short-form fire has turned into its own full-fledged collection of flash fiction: Basket Case. This collection of literary shorts features stories ranging from 55 all the way to 1,500 words and beyond. Each story centers on themes ranging from friendship, to anxiety, to loss, and even to love.