Moonshot Rodriguez and Gracie Lynn Johnson are teenagers trying to find their way through life in the Texas Panhandle in the 1980s. Check out The Potential of Radio and Rain at New World Writing. I hope this story gives you a taste of a summer night under the stars.
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!
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!
Don’t Say ‘No’ to a Cold Winter’s Night Sweat dries then chills my exposed throat as I return home from a run in the winter dusk. “Not again!” No light shines; another power outage, frigid night. Muscle memory steers me down the hall, into my bedroom. A blast of heat, an odor—sour, putrid, noxious—strikes me. … Continue reading Guest Writer Marcy: Microprose!
Daily Science Fiction is one of my favorite publications, so I'm excited they chose to feature my micro story "Jesus Machine" today. My mom read the story and said: "I'm sure it's good, Sweetie, but I don't understand it." It's a short short, so check it out if you have 90 seconds to spare. I hope … Continue reading “Jesus Machine” in DSF!
Wasn't Grandpa cute? I think so, and I'm thrilled to announce literary journal Dead Housekeeping is featuring a short essay about him today: "How to Feed the Yellow Cat." Dead Housekeeping offers a unique opportunity to remember and celebrate loved ones who have passed on. Each short story brings a specific “how to” into sharp … Continue reading How to Feed the Yellow Cat