Today is National Flash Fiction Day! I’m thrilled my story Air So Thick is featured in Flash Flood Journal, along with a host of fantastic stories. This is a huge celebration of flash writing and writers, and I’m grateful to be included.
“Air So Thick” has been one of my most successful stories. It’s set on an Oklahoma farm during the Dust Bowl, a few days after the infamous Black Sunday storm. It’s not a true story, but it is based on memories my grandparents shared with me. The Writer’s Cafe Magazine originally published it in their Landscape and Maps issue in July 2019. It also won first place in the Women On Communications Summer 2019 flash fiction contest. I appreciate Flash Flood Journal giving it another home!