“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

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

Heroines wanted. Apply here.

Take aim at the Spider’s Web Flash Fiction Prize. Send your best, 750 or less. The 2020 Spider’s Web Flash Fiction Prize Is Looking for Your Best Work Do you have a flash fiction piece, 750 words or fewer, featuring … Continue reading

Bouncing Cranberries and Bird Girls

That was the year your mother was in the hospital, and you weren’t allowed to visit.Read “The Bounce Test” in JMWW. Something that peers out from shade and vine. A small bird that flits, too quick to see.Read “Metamorphoses” in … 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