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

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