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
I like happy coincidences. I'm sure I'm not the only one. Facebook reminded me that I had a flash fiction piece published two years ago today. And I've received word that one of my short stories will appear in the 2018 issue of Clamor, the University of Washington-Bothell's literary journal. It will come out on 29th May. … Continue reading Yay for me!
Ooo, look! A writing challenge! Can I keep it?! Can I? Can I? Pleeeeeeease?!!! Writing challenges. They're like pretty, shiny objects that I just have to have. Or a furry little kitty cat that I want to curl up with and cuddle. I will hug it and squeeze it and call it George. But it … Continue reading Another writing challenge
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?
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