Despite the utter nastiness of 2020, I had a good year on the writing front. Highlights: Winner, Lascaux Prize in Creative Nonfiction Nominated, Best Microfiction Featured, Best Indie Spec Fic Finalist, New Millennium Writing Flash Fiction Award 30 publication acceptances Placed Top 10 in a handful of fun contests Met a crowd of wonderful writer … Continue reading A Few Wins
My story “Penny the Poisonmonger: An Origin Story” is included in this year’s Best Indie Speculative Fiction! I’m ridiculously excited. Bards & Sages publishing does a great job curating this annual publication. The book is filled with fantastic stories. It’s gorgeous, too! The story first appeared in Enchanted Conversation in August 2019. You can buy … Continue reading Best Indie Spec Fic 2020!
My story “Sweetheart Divinity” made the shortlist in the recent micro fiction competition hosted by Mum Life Stories. The theme of the competition was “Great-grandmother.” One of my goals this year is to write about mature women. I want to celebrate their interesting and complex lives--so I couldn’t resist this theme! This piece is a … Continue reading Shortlisted: Mum Life Stories!
"5 Ways to Fail at Killing the Centipede on your Ceiling because Your Husband is Laughing Too Hard to Help and Why Even Be Married if You Still Have to Kill Your Own Bugs?" That's the title of my newest story at Funny Pearls. It's a fictional tale, but as you might guess, it … Continue reading Really Long Title About Centipedes!
My dream suitcase is made of starshine and gooseberries. It holds worlds unexplored, and afternoons I know by heart. I unzip the interlocked stars and wrap myself in their light ... That’s the beginning of my story “Dreams, Encased” from the new ebook Endless Pictures from TL;DR Press, releasing today! My story is included in … Continue reading Dreams, Encased
If you’ve been anywhere near me or my social media lately, you’ve probably noticed my complaints about the five weeks I spent fighting a kidney stone. I apologize for the whining. Anyway, it resulted in a goofball story. I wrote it while rotating some freaky pain meds with ibuprofen and lemon water. That’s my excuse, … Continue reading GTFO!
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 … Continue reading Flash Flood & Dust Storms!
Garalinda has one final chance to redeem herself and save her magical reputation. All she has to do is find Susan the Fair and grant her belated wish. Is 60 years too late? This fairy tale puts a new spin on the traditional happy ending. The Legend of Garalinda is featured in Fudoki Magazine. The … Continue reading Where Do Fairy Godmothers Go When They Retire?
Check out my new story in Little Old Lady Comedy! The Posh City follows a couple of older women on their way to monthly book club meeting. Stuck on a runaway three-wheeler and pursued by a deranged goat, Ernestine and Imogene eat fancy brownies and make plans for the future. This story is absolutely NOT … Continue reading New story in LOL Comedy!
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 Scholes Young, did a fantastic job curating the pieces. I’ve been blown away … Continue reading Furious Gravity is Here!