New Flash at Jellyfish Review

“Jolene, Jolene” debuted at Jellyfish Review today! And tomorrow, I’m teaching two flash fiction workshops at the Goat Hill Writers Workshop-Palooza. It should be an exciting weekend. Save Save … Continue reading

Publications and Workshops

Contests: My story “Potato Eyes” was the winner of the Issue 23 Writing Contest and was featured in 101 Words. Publications: Two new stories, “Orange Crush” and “In the Year of Cabbage Soup,” are featured in Issue 3 of Reservoir. … Continue reading

2017 News

Flash fiction news: My story “Three Grandfathers” is included in Issue 18 of Thrice Fiction. The magazine is available as a free download in PDF, Kindle, or ePub format from Thrice Publishing, or as a print purchase. And more workshops … Continue reading


A Month of Goats and Monkeys (and Downtown Turkeys)

So April was National Poetry Month, and as busy as it always is.

Downtown Turkey owns this sidewalk.

Downtown Turkey owns this sidewalk.

I visited Falmouth Public Library for two days of teen writing workshops and met this well-mannered turkey strutting his stuff downtown. As usual, my students inspired me, and I started a new flash fiction story.

I took part in Goat Hill Writers Workshop-Palooza! event, a daylong feast of writing workshops, in Providence and led two flash fiction workshops. Oh, and finished that story, and wrote another new story!



I visited De La Salle Middle School, also in Providence, through the RI Writers in the Schools program (thanks, Tina Cane–you are the best!) and spent a spirited hour with some talented seventh-grade writers, doing erasure poetry based on a Prince song, a quote from To Kill a Mockingbird, and an encyclopedia entry about mourning doves.

And I finished the month with a new publication, “The Last Thing She Wore,” in Monkeybicycle.

Next month: more work on my forthcoming chapbook, Girls on Film, and rejuvenation and renewal at Morning Garden Writers’ Retreat!