New Story in Freshwater Literary Journal

Freshwater Literary Journal has released its 2019 issue, and I’m pleased to have my 150-word story, “Driving Home,” included. The journal, based in Connecticut, was founded in 2000 and publishes annual issues.

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“Teen Dream” in Splonk

Out today is the inaugural issue of Splonk, an Irish e-zine founded by a group of flash fiction writers and editors. I’m awed to have my 100-word story, “Teen Dream,” share space with such talented writers as Tania Hershman, Sharon Telfer, Melissa Goode, and Sarah Freligh. Many thanks to Nuala O’Connor for her helpful edits.

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Opening Day 2019

In honor of Major League Baseball’s Opening Day 2019, here’s one of my tiniest micros, first published in Seven by Twenty three years ago:

She told him she wanted a diamond for her birthday, so he took her to a baseball game. Nine innings later, she was in love.

2018 in Review

I feel so fortunate to have published 14 stories this year. The longest was 1,900 words (“Flowers & Diamonds,” Fiction on the Web); the shortest, a mere 18 (“Midnight,” Chantarelle’s Notebook). Between those extremes: one 50-word story, four 100-word stories, four stories of 300 or 350 words, one 475-word story, one 650-word story, and a 1,000-word piece of flash fiction. The highlight of the year was Fictive Dream nominating my story “Scars” (published during Flash Fiction February) for the anthology Best Microfiction, 2018. All in all, a wonderful year.

New Year’s Eve Story

“Just Another Night,” my flash story about a woman harboring ill will toward the last day of December and all the unrealistic expectations associated with it,  has been published this week as part of the Fairlight Books 2018 Winter Stories series. Based in Oxford, England, Fairlight Books seeks to “find new ways to re-connect readers with good writing and beautiful books.” Special thanks to editor Urska Vidoni.

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