Playing with Fire

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.

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New Story in British Zine

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.

Third Story in June

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.

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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.