Thursday, April 28, 2016

"What is Possible:" 'Why Flash Fiction Essay' at SmokeLong Quarterly

Hey all. I have a new craft/personal essay featured today at one of my favorite literary journals/websites.

"What is Possible" examines the differences between longform and flash fiction, my own creative growth, and mentions some of my favorite contemporary flash fiction writers.

You can read my essay here.

Thank you so much to Virgie Townsend and Annie Bilancini for reaching out and letting me contribute to such a great conversation, hosted by a journal I've admired for many years. The previous entries have been written by some of my favorite people: Georgia Bellas, Leesa Cross-Smith, and others. I can't wait to see this project evolve more this year. "Why Flash?" has already sparked so many ideas and hypotheses for flash fiction, and I hope my entry does the same.

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

"Empire State Building" at matchbook literary magazine

I'm normally more punctual here. Last Monday, my latest short story went up at one of my favorite literary journals: matchbook literary magazine.

My story, titled "Empire State Building," is a piece of flash fiction about family tall tales, infrastructures, and a weird, mysterious possibility. It went through many drafts, and thanks to some terrific editing and assistance on the part of R.B. Pillay, it made its way into this new, final form.

You can read my piece here. Thank you to R.B. and Brian Mihok for their care and time with my work, and for allowing me to have space next to some of my favorite writers.