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 R.KV.R.Y. Quarterly

My flash prose piece “Shelby County Courthouse” is published in the “Shorts on Survival” section of the July issue of R.KV.R.Y.  Quarterly Literary Journal. The story was inspired by a poetry exercise that a friend from my writing group shared … 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

101 Words

My micro-fiction “Potato Eyes” is featured in 101 Words this week. I like challenging myself with writing exercises using a tight word count. This story grew out of a flash fiction workshop I taught at last year’s Goat Hill Workshop-Palooza … 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