“Rewind,” my 650-word story about long-lost lovers meeting up again at a high school reunion, appears in the first issue of Paper Trains Literary Journal. The publication was founded by Meg Shenoy and gets its name from the idea that “life is an exciting ride.”
I’m honored to announce that my story “Scars” has been nominated for inclusion in Best Microfiction, 2018. The anthology, which will be edited by Meg Pokrass and Gary Fincke, will feature stories of 400 words or fewer. Literary journal editors can nominate up to eight stories published during the year. Novelist and short story writer Dan Chaon will serve as final judge. Best Microfiction, 2018 is scheduled for publication in spring 2019 by Pelekinesis Press. “Scars” appeared in Fictive Dream during Flash Fiction February. Thanks, Laura Black, editor of Fictive Dream, for the nomination.
I’m beyond thrilled to have my 350-word story, “True Love,” in the latest issue (Volume 10, No. 2) of Flash: The International Short-Short Story Magazine. The biannual British magazine, edited by Peter Blair and Ashley Chantler, has been publishing fiction of up to 360 words since 2008. Flash is the journal of the International Flash Fiction Association and “aims to include stories told from all angles and by writers hailing from all points of the compass.” Previous contributors include Margaret Atwood, Lydia Davis, Grant Faulkner, Tania Hershman, Calum Kerr, Meg Pokrass, Claire Polders, and Santino Prinzi.
“Flowers & Diamonds,” my 1,900-word story about friendship and trust, appears today on Fiction on the Web. The British publication, edited by Charlie Fish, has been presenting stories online since 1996, and I’m honored to have my story included.
Featured today on Who Writes Short Shorts? is my 475-word story, “Wade’s Apology,” a woman’s account of her boyfriend’s attempt to placate her with excuses. Who Writes Short Shorts? is an online magazine that publishes fiction, nonfiction, and poetry of up to 1,000 words, and its theme this month is forgive and forget.
The Disappointed Housewife is presenting my story, “That Guy,” in an unusual and unique way: as a slide show. The 350-word microfiction piece, written in the second person point of view, is told in a series of nine slides. Special thanks to Kevin Brennan, editor of The Disappointed Housewife.
“Valentines,” my 100-word piece about two people with different ideas regarding the best way to demonstrate affection, has been published by Blood Sugar Poetry. The online journal publishes “prose, poetry and other enigmas rooted in the anomalous and unorthodox,” and I’m happy to have my work included.
Chantarelle’s Notebook has published my 18-word, 132-character piece “Midnight.” I’m pleased to have my work included in this poetry e-zine, which was founded in 2005 and is edited by Kendall and Christinia Bell.
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!