Sometimes It Happens in a Flash

Sometimes stories come together almost instantly. I would say “easy as pie,” except I make pies. I know how much time it takes to get them right! Sometimes stories take a long time to simmer. An idea might get started, … Continue reading

Teaching in June – and Some Words from a Student

Starting Tuesday, June 5, 2018, I’ll be teaching a 6-week Flash Fiction Writing Workshop at Barrington Public Library in Rhode Island. The classes are free and will meet from 6:30-8 p.m. at the library through July 10th. The library is … Continue reading

Visiting Wheaton

I was happy to be invited to teach two flash fiction workshops at Wheaton College this past week as part of the Evelyn Danzig Haas Visiting Artists Program. Despite a little interference from Hurricane Jose, it was a peaceful drive … Continue reading

Approaching Totality

As I write this, I’m waiting for the solar eclipse and thinking about flash fiction. Because I don’t live in the path of totality, the sun won’t be completely blotted out today, but it will be partially covered. Not fully … Continue reading

Stories & Workshops & Conferences, Oh My!

Lots of writing news lately–so much that I’ve been too busy to post it. But now that I can peek my head out from under the pile of work… First, and most exciting: I’ve been invited to be a visiting … Continue reading

New Flash at Jellyfish Review

“Jolene, Jolene” debuted at Jellyfish Review today! And tomorrow, I’m teaching two flash fiction workshops at the Goat Hill Writers Workshop-Palooza. It should be an exciting weekend. Save Save … Continue reading

Publications and Workshops

Contests: My story “Potato Eyes” was the winner of the Issue 23 Writing Contest and was featured in 101 Words. Publications: Two new stories, “Orange Crush” and “In the Year of Cabbage Soup,” are featured in Issue 3 of Reservoir. … Continue reading

2017 News

Flash fiction news: My story “Three Grandfathers” is included in Issue 18 of Thrice Fiction. The magazine is available as a free download in PDF, Kindle, or ePub format from Thrice Publishing, or as a print purchase. And more workshops … Continue reading

Flash Fiction Workshop – Last Week for Registration Specials!

  Do you need a little nudge to keep you writing through November? I’m leading a flash fiction workshop that will challenge writers to create five original flash fiction pieces in four weeks. The workshop meets every Saturday in November … Continue reading

Five Stories in Four Weeks – Scholarship Available!

I want to make my November flash fiction workshop series, “Five Stories in Four Weeks,” accessible to all writers. So I’m offering a “pay what you can” scholarship, and I’m keeping it REALLY simple. The class is focused on flash … Continue reading