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“The Day the Linden Fell” (online)

"Maeve was spreading molasses on a piece of pumpernickel bread when a guttural crack split the air, followed by a thud that she felt through the soles of her feet..."

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“The Day the Linden Fell” Live and Online at Menda City Review

My short story, “The Day the Linden Fell,” is live and online at Menda City Review!

In the disembodied world of small press publishing, there is a fresh, subversive, forward-looking retro-hip beauty and audacity to Menda City Review that I’ve always wanted to be a part of. The photos by Nils-Erik Larson featured in the current issue capture this spirit – a magnificent old man reading the paper through the glass, his eyes fiercely alive. I’m honored to have my story included with the startling, resonant pieces in Issue 31.

Perhaps because I’ve just returned from the Hebrides in Scotland, there’s something of Menda City Review that reminds me of the Ardalanish Farm and Weaving Mill on the Isle of Mull, population 2,667. The mill is housed in a rustic stone building, and the wool is spun from the black Hebridean sheep, once endangered, that graze the hills surrounding the farm. The whole enterprise operates off the grid, power generated from wind and the memory, or dreaming, of sun. During the waulking of the cloth in times past, runes were chanted and songs were sung, and traces of similar wool have been found in ancient Island burial chambers.

So here’s to the eyes-wide-open, radically brave small folk, the weavers of wool and the spinners of yarn(s).

Read “The Day the Linden Fell” here.

“Ray’s Juice” Now Live and Online at Foundling Review

Ray’s Juice,” is now live and online at Foundling Review!

Farmer’s market season is just around the corner, even if last night’s deep freeze toasted the magnolia blossoms to shriveled, frost-burned blooms. Which makes this a perfect time for a story that takes place under the stars surrounded by abundance and bitty bites brownies.

I’m honored to have “Ray’s Juice” included in the March issue of Foundling Review, “where simple pleasures are corralled into folds of finely finessed sentences.”

To read “Ray’s Juice,” click here.

“Ray’s Juice” (online)

"It was one of the last farmer’s markets before winter, six o’clock and already dark. The stand canopies fluttered like sloppy moths lifting skyward..."

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“Ray’s Juice” Accepted by Foundling Review

Huzza hip-hip hurray! My short story, “Ray’s Juice,” has just been accepted by Foundling Review, “where simple pleasures are corralled into folds of finely finessed sentences.” If that ain’t a delectable concoction, something along the lines of egg whites and chocolate, or farm fresh eggs, bacon and cheese, then I don’t know what all.

Check back in December, when the new issue of Foundling Review will be up and online, to find out what’s so special about Ray’s Juice anyway;-)?

“Match” Now Available in The Madison Review Spring 2015 Issue

It has arrived! The Spring 2015 issue of The Madison Review is fresh off the press, and with it, my short story, “Match.” Check out the jazzy cover art by Deth P. Sun, and order your copy to read with a cool sip of summer here. Cheers!

Up, Do; Flash Fiction by Women Authors Available in Paperback

My flash fiction piece, “A Matter of Time” has just been published in the anthology, UP, DO Flash Fiction by Women Authors, Edited by Patricia Flaherty Pagan and published by Spider Road Press!

The anthology contains “thirty three fierce, intriguing, very short stories by women writers,” and the richness and variety of voices within the collection, as well as the way in which the stories reflect one another, is fascinating and moving. I’m excited to be included with this talented group of authors.

I’d like to extend a special thanks to Spider Road Press for paying each of us $10 for our labor of love cobbling words, wisps of clouds and the gritty soil of our souls into something worth reading. The symbolic significance of being paid for the work one does as a writer, and especially, perhaps, as a woman, is not insignificant. 

UP, DO Flash Fiction by Women Authors can be ordered from Amazon for $8.99 here. 5% of the proceeds from the book will benefit rape crisis and veterans’ charities in Texas and New England.

Keep tuned for news of a possible reading, and for the release of the ebook coming soon.