Woo hoo! My story "Spelling Tests and Other Life Events" has appeared in the latest edition of Clamor, the lit journal for University of Washington, Bothell. You can read it online here. I'm so happy it's found a home I could purr; it got a couple rejections before getting accepted. I'm rather proud of this … Continue reading My story is published!
I learned today that May is Short Story Month in the States. This makes me happy, not only because I like short stories so much but also because my own story will come out on the 29th. I find that rather apropos. Although I've written stories for as long as I can remember, it wasn't … Continue reading Short Story Month
The goal was to write a story in 200 words or fewer. This clocks in at 199... More Time I knew from day one that I wanted to go first. I couldn’t imagine leaving my wife, my love. Never did I imagine it would happen this soon. I suppose everyone thinks that. But here I … Continue reading 200 words
For sale: Baby shoes. Never worn. I don’t know if it’s true that Ernest Hemingway won a bet by writing, and consequently inventing, the six-word story. Reports vary. But since my fiction writing leans to the short side, six words comprising a complete story holds a charm I can’t deny. I’ve played with the genre … Continue reading Vignettes, anyone?
The car spluttered, choked, and died. She coasted to the shoulder. Of course this would be the day she had car trouble. Everything hinged on the meeting, and Evelyn had hoped to arrive early, refreshed and, at least outwardly, calm. But as the other cars drove past her, drivers honking their horns in disgust, she … Continue reading Car Trouble
I really like my name. That hasn’t always been the case. When I was young, we lived next door to a woman who had the same first name as me. She babysat a lot of children (back when you didn’t need a license for a home-based daycare business, I’m sure). Because I had the same … Continue reading What’s in a name?
Daniel couldn’t help but feel betrayed by school. He’d been led to believe that school was fun, something to enjoy and look forward to. And at first it had been. But now he was in Year Four, and school was no longer fun — it was work. Here they were, barely a week back from the … Continue reading Spelling Tests and Other Life Events