Three of my micros have been published by Pine Hills Review. “The Bus Boy” is 100 words; “To the Saleswoman Who Snubbed Me,” 150 words; and “Open All Night,” 50 words. Pine Hills Review is a publication of The College of Saint Rose, in Albany, N.Y.
Appearing today in Trouvaille Review is my 50-word prose poem “Echoes of You.” Trouvaille Review publishes poetry from around the world.
101 Words has published “Band Aid,” my story about a guitarist and the two most important relationships in his life. Stories appearing in 101 Words contain that exact number of words (not including the title). 101 Words is the sister publication of Flash Fiction Magazine, where my 900-word story “Nice Guys” appeared in November 2019.
In honor of Major League Baseball’s Opening Night, here’s my story, “Home,” which first appeared in 50-Word Stories on November 18, 2016:
Archie entered the dark house, turned on the ballgame, and stretched out on the comfy couch for his nightly entertainment. After a long, grueling day at work, he relished this relaxing ritual. Who would dare bother him here? When the ballgame ended, he switched off the TV and went home.
“A Game Plan,” my 100-word story about work relationships and baseball, appears today in The Daily Drunk. Edited by Shawn Berman, The Daily Drunk publishes funny stories, poems, lists, reviews, quizzes, and comics.
The Summer 2020 issue of MoonPark Review is out today, and I’m thrilled to have my 50-word story, “Nobody’s Girl,” included. “Nobody’s Girl” is a humorous response to a popular 1980s song. MoonPark Review, a quarterly journal of “compelling, imaginative short prose,” is edited by Mary Lynn Reed and Lesley C. Weston.
“Playing with Fire” was recently featured on the English in Practice podcast, which is aimed at intermediate-to-advanced learners of English. Originally published by The Fiction Pool on August 13, 2019, “Playing with Fire” is the first short story to be included in the English in Practice podcast. The story was selected by host Laurence Crumbie, and the podcast is available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, and other major platforms. Alternatively, you can listen to it here.
I’m pleased to have my poem, “Summer Shower,” included in the latest issue of Crossways Magazine. Based in Ireland and founded by David Jordan, the quarterly magazine publishes “writing that has beauty, power, and depth.” The current issue, number 10, will unfortunately be the last one.
June 6 is National Flash Fiction Day in the U.K. To celebrate, stories of 500 words or fewer are being published every 5 to 10 minutes at Flash Flood. Of the 1,650 stories submitted this year, 218 were selected. I had the honor of having my story “Yesterday” published in 2017 as part of Flash Flood.
Additionally, there will be a virtual launch of the 2020 National Flash Fiction Day Anthology. Readings from the anthology will be posted on YouTube from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. BST.
Edited by Tina J. Bowman, Truffle Magazine provides “a fresh and intelligent perspective on short fiction, featuring stories with a distinctive combination of humour, drama and creativity.” I’m happy to have my 50-word micro, “Stakeout,” included in its debut issue.