Appearing today in The Fiction Pool: my 200-word story, “Playing with Fire.” The Fiction Pool, a British journal, features bold, daring, experimental, rebellious, and dreamy flash and is edited by Jo Simmonds.
I’m pleased to have “Best Intentions,” a story in the form of an email, included in 24 Unread Messages. The new British zine, founded by Jamie Graham, contains two dozen emails never sent to their intended recipients (fictional or real). “Best Intentions” is a communication from a teenage girl to her best friend’s boyfriend. Also included in 24 Unread Messages is work from Stephanie Hutton and Steve Campbell.
Today 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: flashfloodjournal.blogspot.com. Additionally, from 12:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. (BST), stories from debut writers will appear at 30 minutes past the hour. In 2017, I had the honor of having my story “Yesterday” published as part of Flash Flood.
June has been a busy month so far, with stories appearing in Mojave Heart Review (June 1) and Elephants Never (June 2). Today, “Beginnings & Endings,” my humorous 250-word story about a first date, appears in the latest issue of Uppagus. A mother-son venture, Uppagus publishes poetry and flash fiction. The current issue is its thirty-fifth.
Featured today in Elephants Never is my 100-word story “Makeover.” I’m thrilled to have my work appear in this publication, which is edited by Andre N. Lepine and features “trunkated tales” and “rumbling rhymes.”
I’m honored to have my 100-word story “Onward” included in the June 2019 issue of Mojave Heart Review. The journal, edited by Jeffrey Reno and based in the Mojave Desert, explores desert themes, including the internal desert.
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.
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.
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.
I’m not sure which thrills me more: getting my 50th story published or getting published in Ellipsis Zine. “Thirst,” my 900-word story about two ex-lovers running into each other after one has married, appears today in Ellipsis Zine, a British publication edited by the talented Steve Campbell.