“Kitsch Confidential” by Janice Leagra – Author Reading

Writing Kitsch Confidential

Kitsch Confidential by Janice Leagra was published in Ghost Parachute

“Kitsch Confidential” was conceived in Meg’s first Funny Flash workshop held in early 2018. It was my first ever workshop with Meg. It turned out to be a wonderfully productive experience. I ended the workshop with seven rough stories.

“Kitsch Confidential” came to me with the combined help of Meg’s workshop prompt and a Writer’s Digest writing prompt I had written in my notebook. Meg asked us to write about a real or fictional character and for whatever reason, Anthony Bourdain popped into my head. (This was a few months before his tragic death.) The result is this silly story. -Janice Leagra


Janice Leagra is a writer and mixed media artist who holds a BA in English from Rutgers University. Her work has been featured at Spelk Fiction and is on the Bridport Prize for Flash Fiction 2017 shortlist. She lives in the US. You can find her at www.janiceleagra.com or on Twitter: @janiceleagra.

“Conflict in Flash Fiction” Workshop: Dec. 1st-14th, 2018


“Needling Your Characters – Conflict in Flash Fiction” runs from December 1st – 14th.  The cost for new participants is $125 (or equivalent in your currency).

The focus for the workshop will be developing dramatic tension in flash fiction, creating stories that are not “vignettes”, but are fully realized stories with conflict and dramatic impact. During the 2 week period, I’ll assign 6 exercises focused on creating dramatic tension. Participants will write flash fiction stories (600 words or less) inspired by these exercises. Workshop member’s feedback on each others stories are highly encouraged, but not mandatory. To enroll, pay for the course here: Paypal

If you have specific questions, please contact me for more details.