Now, I'm aware this thread might around passions, but I hope it doesn't go that way. William Faulkner said: “I'm a failed poet. Maybe every novelist wants to write poetry first, finds he can't, and then tries the short story, which is the most demanding form after poetry. And, failing at that, only then does he take up novel writing.” Or to put it succinctly: A novelist is a failed short story writer. A short story writer is a failed poet. I would also add - a short story writer is a failed flash fiction writer. I know that is true of me - I can't do poetry. I don't have the imagery. I don't think I'll ever master flash either. I write the occasional flash piece, but they're very hit and miss - and more miss than hit. So what do you think? Do you agree with Faulkner?