I’m thrilled to have my 100-word story, “Rain,” included in the March/April 2018 issue of L’Ephemere Review. The current theme of the bimonthly literary and art journal is “dalliance.” L’Ephemere Review publishes the “raw, the refined, the coarse, and the delicate” as well as the “pain, the joy, the heartache, and the euphoria.”
In honor of Major League Baseball Opening Day, here’s one of my super-short stories, first published in the Winter 2017 issue of Boston Literary Magazine:
A Day at the Ballpark
Chip went to the game with dreams of catching a foul ball, high-fiving the mascot, and chowing down on hot dogs. He almost gloved a ball, but some bigger kid jumped in front of him. The mascot, unfortunately, never made it over to Chip’s section. But mm, those hot dogs!
Fictive Dream has declared this month Flash Fiction February. To celebrate, the publication is presenting a new piece of flash (between 250 and 750 words) every day this month. Featured today is my 300-word story, “Scars.” It was a pleasure to work with editor Laura Black again. A longer story of mine, “My Ex-Boyfriend’s Girlfriend,” was published by Fictive Dream in August 2017.
Out today is Issue 3 of The Cabinet of Heed, which includes my 300-word story, “Who Needs an Invitation.” According to its website, “The Cabinet of Heed is a multi-drawered piece of furniture that grows hungry at various times of the year. The only way to sate The Cabinet’s hunger is to feed it great writing.” Simon Webster is “The Cabinet’s Chief Polisher.”
I’m pleased to have a tiny story of mine, “Quesadillas,” appearing on Dog-Ear. Dog-Ear “believes in the benefits of playful creativity” and publishes stories as bookmarks. Every few months, the top nine stories are collected into an issue.
How fortunate I feel to have had my work published in a dozen journals in 2017. Two of the sixteen stories published were flash fiction; the rest were microfiction (twelve of which were 100 words or fewer). A big thank-you to all the journals that published my work this year: Blink-Ink, Boston Literary Magazine, Brilliant Flash Fiction, The Drabble, Fictive Dream, FlashFlood: The National Flash-Fiction Day Journal, Microfiction Monday Magazine, Nailpolish Stories, Paragraph Planet, Riggwelter, Train, and Whale Road Review.
Out today is the fourth issue of Riggwelter, which includes my 300-word story, “Motel.” The word “riggwelter” refers to a sheep unable to right itself after having fallen onto its back. I’m so pleased to be part of this eclectic journal.
I’m pleased to have my 250-word story, “One-Liners & Puns,” featured in Train this week. Train, based in the United States and Europe, publishes poetry and short fiction with the intent of transporting readers.
The October 2017 issue of Nailpolish Stories features three of my stories: “Jaded,” “Pearls of Wisdom,” and “Something Blue.” Nailpolish Stories is unique in that each story (or poem) published on its site needs to be exactly 25 words–and titled with an actual nail polish color.
Brilliant Flash Fiction has published my story, “Reservations,” in its 15th issue, September 2017. The goal of Brilliant Flash Fiction, based in Ireland, is “to present the best and most unusual international fiction for readers.” Stories in this quarterly publication contain fewer than 1,000 words as well as a “‘flash’ of revelation or surprise.”