I was honored to have my 100-word story, “Yesterday,” selected to appear on National Flash-Fiction Day, June 24, 2017. FlashFlood the National Flash-Fiction Day Journal posted stories of 500 words or fewer throughout the day, and I was thrilled to have my story included.
My story, “What Roman Says,” appears in the June 2017 issue (60th edition) of Microfiction Monday Magazine. Each monthly issue contains five short pieces of approximately 100 words.
I’m pleased and proud to have my 100-word story, “The End,” included in the Summer 2017 issue of Whale Road Review, an issue that includes “baseball and soccer, astronomy and mythology, ekphrasis and erasure, mothers, manatees, and more.”
Out this week is the latest issue of Blink-Ink, an eclectic collection of 50-word stories perfectly sized for tucking in a pocket and reading on the go. The theme of issue 26 is space, and I’m pleased to have my story, “Parking Space,” included.
The Winter 2017 issue of Boston Literary Magazine contains not one, not two, but three of my stories. “Underdeveloped,” “Bargains,” and “A Day at the Ballpark” are all 50-word stories, also known as “Dribble.” (“Drabble” refers to 100-word stories.) My first published 50-word story, “Perspective,” appeared in the Summer 2015 issue of Boston Literary Magazine.
I’m thrilled to have my 200-word story, “Tex-Mex Special,” included in the December 2016 issue of Toasted Cheese Literary Journal.
In honor of the Cubs, here’s one of my microfiction pieces, first published in Pudding Magazine (Issue #61) in 2013:
I met him at the Laundromat. He asked if I thought it’d be okay to put his jeans in with his towels. We talked about the weather, the economy, the Cubs. I told him my ex-boyfriend was a White Sox fan. He said his ex-girlfriend thought watching baseball was like watching paint dry. We agreed that this could be the year the Cubs finally win the World Series. When we’d finished our laundry, he asked if he could buy me a cup of coffee and I said yes. If there’s hope for the Cubs, there’s hope for us all.
I write fiction of varying lengths and enjoy the challenge of trying to tell a story as succinctly as possible. My published pieces range in length from Twitter fiction to micro fiction to flash fiction. (Favorite length: 100 words.) An avid fan of Major League Baseball, I make sure to include at least one baseball reference in all my stories.
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