Girls on Film
Paper Nautilus Press, 33 pages

2015 Vella Chapbook Award Winnergirls-on-film-cover_sat

“Girls on Film is a flash fiction collection delving into our obsession with celebrity and image. Limiting herself to under one-thousand words per story, author Kathryn Kulpa produces a rich hybrid of short story and poetry, abundant with imagery and dense in lyricism.”
South Coast Almanac

“With wit, pathos, and fresh insight, Kulpa captures the essence of American young-womanhood in eight loosely connected flash portraits. Each story is a small world, lean as a haiku and powerful as a novel.”
–Karen Rile, founding editor, Cleaver Magazine

“Kathryn Kulpa is a masterful writer.”
–Hester Kaplan, author of Unravished

Read more at the publisher’s site.

Pleasant Drugs: Stories
Mid-List Press, 219 Pages

Pleasant Drugs by Kathryn Kulpa“[Kathryn Kulpa] has crafted the 15 stories of her debut collection with an archivist’s keen eye and a native New Englander’s emotional thrift.” –Publishers Weekly

Pleasant Drugs will not numb your senses; rather, it will sharpen and refine them, each potent story honing in on that slice of life between grief and joy.“–Ami Zensius, Mills Quarterly

“The author has many kinds of stories to tell, but all are character-driven and as finely cut as gemstones. An exemplar of the short story.”–Kliatt

I found myself in Kathryn Kulpa’s short stories and it scared the hell out of me. Pleasant Drugs is a fine collection, deeply affecting and well-wrought.”–Pete Hautman

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Up, Do: Flash Fiction by Women

Spider Road Press, 103 pages

Up_Do-2An anthology of 33 very short stories by women writers.

“We had questions for which our parents had no answers. Perhaps there were no answers. We didn’t talk to God. We talked to Judy Blume.”  –from “We Decided.”

“Was I your muse? Did I amuse? My feet were never still; my toes tapped out the rhythms of dirty jazz, all those barracks dances and the juke joints we’d stop at, later and drunker.”–from “Lights Out: Zelda at Highland Hospital.” 

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“A Key Into the Language of the Dead”
Superstition Review, Issue 11

A Key Into the Language of the Dead
“The best thing about being alive: the taste of butter melting on top of hot blueberry pancakes, that first bite, when they’ve just come off the griddle.

The worst thing about being alive: getting hit. The way flesh gives under the fist. That burnt-metal taste of blood. And crying, though you’d promised yourself not to, not this time, not again.”

Read more at Superstition Review.

“Long Shadows”

Pithead Chapel, Volume 8, Issue 7

Long Shadows
“That was the year my parents lied and sent me to summer camp that wasn’t really summer camp. I’d been promised horses. Maybe the grassless paddock had held horses once. Now it was dust-dry and rutted with tire tracks. “

Read more at Pithead Chapel.