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Arts and culture

Carl Nelson

Today you awoke with a crippling headache and writer's block because the stingray you insulted dragged its poisonous tail from your neighbor's pool to your open window and squirted its nauseating, creativity-numbing toxin into your whiskey glass.

That opening sentence is, of course, fictional; but it is in keeping with the prompt for a very real writing competition, which we're calling our Flash Fiction Contest. We have more information about our prompt below. First, however, we need to define Flash Fiction, also called Micro Fiction or Sudden Fiction.

Sessions from Studio A - White Mystery

Aug 25, 2016

White Mystery performs "Alien vision bomb" in WNIJ's Studio A:

White Mystery performs "Cerebellum" in WNIJ's Studio A:

Find White Mystery on the web, at WhiteMysteryband.com.

Imagine you're a teenager in Beijing in the 1960s and '70s, during the Cultural Revolution. Everything that's deemed Western and bourgeois is banned — so listening to a 78 rpm recording of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, powerfully transformative as it might be, is off limits.

Any musician can tell you that there is a profound connection between the breath and making music. There's the physical action, of course — one makes the other possible — but there are also the metaphysical bonds between breathing and creating.

Sessions from Studio A - Hungry Mountain

Aug 18, 2016

Hungry Mountain performs "Hibernation" in WNIJ's Studio A:

Hungry Mountain performs "Probably the News" in WNIJ's Studio A:

Find the music of Hungry Mountain right here.

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