Forgive & Forget

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.

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Story as Slide Show

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.

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Quirky Love Story

“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.

New Story in L’Ephemere Review

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.”

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Opening Day 2018

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!

Flash Fiction February

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.

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New Story in The Cabinet of Heed

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.”

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Year in Review

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.