Best Microfiction 2021

I’m thrilled to say my story “Road Runners,” published in Milk Candy Review, has been chosen for Best Microfiction 2021. And also happy to see so many writing friends and students listed here! The final judge for the 2021 anthology … Continue reading

End of Year Writing Roundup

Publications in 2020 It felt like 2020 wasn’t a very good year for writing. Let’s face it: 2020 wasn’t a very good year for anything. As the year began, I was at work on a novella-in-flash made up of linked … Continue reading

“Snow Day” Published in No Contact Magazine

“Snow Day” was a runner-up in the No Contact “No Contest” competition. You can read all the winning and commended stories in Issue Thirteen at No Contact magazine. … Continue reading

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

Where is fancy bred, in the heart or in the head?

Stories Published This Spring The pandemic spring, when time moved strangely and everyone swam through a dark dream, until reality shone a floodlight on us all. It felt like I did nothing this spring. I often berated myself for doing … 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

The Monday Prompt, #5

The Mix Tape Write a flash prose piece (fiction or nonfiction) that begins with a line from a pop song. Aim for not more than 400 words, and in the body of the story, use at least four other words … Continue reading

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