Attachment Theory

New Stories in a Strange Time We’re at it again, pretending nothing’s changed. “Attachment Theory” published in trampset _____I liked that we could craft whole conversations around lines from 1940s crime films. Or country songs. I liked that we could … 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

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

Flashathon Story #1

I took part in a February Flashathon with a group of writers where we were challenged to write a new flash fiction piece every hour, based on different prompts. The need for speed and the challenge of working with random … 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