Attending virtual readings has become my new favorite thing, especially when the authors are reading their short stories from the new Furious Gravity collection. The book is phenomenal, with contributions from 50 DC-area women writers. Each story is top-notch. The editor, Melissa Sholes Young, did a fantastic job curating the pieces. I’ve been blown away … Continue reading Furious Gravity is Here!
Book Club Dip is a short story written in recipe format. It is absolutely NOT inspired by anyone I know. Promise. This is the third time Funny Pearls has featured one of my stories. I love their humor, as well as the gorgeous design of their site. I'm thrilled to be included in their … Continue reading Recipe for Revenge in Funny Pearls
Twist in Time Magazine is one of my favorite publications because they focus on stories that play with time. I'm excited my flash story The Collection is featured in their latest issue. This is a tale of a young body snatcher, and the evil Collector who hunts her. The story began as a contest entry … Continue reading Penny-pence for Your Thoughts
I think it’s important for women to state their accomplishments loud and with pride, even though it’s not always easy to do so. After all, we’ve been trained since birth to show modesty, be polite, stay quiet. I say fuck that. We work hard and accomplish great things, despite all the cards stacked against us. … Continue reading Water-Skiing Dinosaur: Coming Soon!
The fabulous Atlas and Alice is featuring my creative nonfiction Playground Justice today. This is a “breathless” flash—almost one thousand words—written as a single sentence. I used paragraph-style spacing to make it welcoming to the eye, but I hope you will feel compelled to race through it without pausing. I’ve seen several excellent breathless pieces … Continue reading New CNF in Atlas and Alice
I usually don’t enter multiple stories in the same contest, but I’m enjoying the stories at Quantum Shorts too much to resist another. If you have an extra minute or two, check out my quantum detective story “Point of View” at the Quantum Shorts contest page. This story began as a YeahWrite Super Challenge entry. … Continue reading Quantum Detective Story!
I love hard science fiction. I don’t have the formal science education to write it convincingly, but I try anyway because it’s so much fun. That’s why I’m so excited to see my story “Jesus Machine” on the Quantum Shorts contest page. Quantum Shorts is a flash fiction contest focusing on quantum physics. The contest … Continue reading Quantum Fiction!
Written with my kiddo in mind, Once Upon an Autumn Breeze is a mix of Chinese themes and European form. Kinda. The story features an over-protective mom, a dragon, the River of Time, and some circular magic. It's featured in Issue 18 of The Writers' Cafe Magazine. I hope you like it!
What's more festive than a middle-of-the-night text rant? It's Not Christmas Without Butter is featured today in Funny Pearls. I hope it makes you laugh, and if you're having holiday-induced stress, I hope this gives you a minute of relief. Thanks for reading!
I’m still happy-dancing about my micro story Air So Thick winning the WOW! Summer 2019 Flash Contest. The lovely folks there interviewed me for their newsletter, and the piece is live today in The Muffin! Being the subject of an interview always makes me feel uncomfortable, but I appreciate the chance to give an extra shout … Continue reading Interview: WOW! Muffin Newsletter