New Class, New Flash, New Micro

This summer I’ve been busy teaching flash fiction workshops for Cleaver Magazine and Truro Center for the Arts, but also managing to get some writing done. What’s next: I’m teaching Afterburn: the Art of Flash Revision for Cleaver starting the … Continue reading

Flash Fiction Boot Camp

Do you sometimes need a push to get writing? I do, especially in this time of quarantine, when normal life structures have been lifted. I find it helpful to have deadlines, prompts, and someone to hold me accountable. That’s why … Continue reading

Flash Fiction Distillery

In cooking, it would be the equivalent of making a reduction sauce, paring down each tale to its essence, giving it time to simmer, until you have an explosion of taste in just a tiny amount that lingers on the … Continue reading

First Story of 2020!

Fences won’t stop horses with wings. My story “In the Shadow of Their Wings” is the first to be published in the new year. It made its debut in the second issue of Ligeia magazine. And other exciting news: My … Continue reading

Of Cows and Shadows

I’m happy to make a second appearance in The Cabinet of Heed, an Irish lit mag, with my flash “Jessie: A Pastoral.” This story was inspired by some family research on Ancestry–and yes, this is the same Jessie whose three … Continue reading

It Was Always June

I’ve heard poet friends say that they never have a moment free in April, because National Poetry Month means ALL the readings and conferences and workshops happen in that one month. June is sort of like that for Flash Fiction … Continue reading

Spring Updates

Recent Publications My two most recently published stories have a very different path to publication. “Historic Preservation,” a micro published in the Irish magazine The Cabinet of Heed, grew out of a writing prompt that took an unexpected turn. I … Continue reading

The Last of 2018

Yearly Wrap-up: Stories published in 2018: 11 Stories republished in anthologies: 1 Nominations: 2 “Squeeze Box” from 3 Elements Review nominated for Best of the Net “The Girl Dies at the End” from Monkeybicycle nominated for Best Microfiction Podcasts: 1 … Continue reading

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