It’s here! My short story, “Off the Curb,” has just been published in Crack The Spine’s 2014 spring anthology.
So go ahead, “Crack the Spine. Bend a fresh book until your hands meet beneath its stressed strings. Feel the weight of words snap free. This anthology includes the best poetry and prose from Crack the Spine Literary Magazine’s weekly publications.” (Kerri Farrell Foley, Editor)
There is something delicious about poring through the pages of a brand new literary magazine, never knowing what curiosities or obscure and startling vistas you might encounter. Or, in the case of “Off the Curb,” what chattering faces might appear the branches of your favorite tree…
To order your copy of Crack The Spine: Spring 2014, click here.
Kestrel, Issue 29, Fall 2012 has arrived, and with it my short story, “The Messenger.” Some lovely writing in this issue, both poetry and fiction. This is a print publication, so you can either order it from the website, here, or contact me directly.
The arrival of my short story, “The Messenger,” is imminent! Galleys have been approved and are at the printer, and Kestrel 29 should be off the press by January 10th.
Kestrel, which comes out of Fairmont, West Virginia, takes its name from the family of small falcons found throughout the world; the word ‘kestrel’ derives from the sound of the falcon’s distinctive cry. The journal has published work from the U.S., Canada, Ireland, France, Haiti, etc.
Also coming soon, news of Kestrel’s Spring Celebration, at which I will be reading, as well as a link with information about how to purchase copies of the journal (or anyone interested can always contact me directly).
"Reaching beneath the front desk in the lobby of The Palm, Marit retrieved her white patent-leather purse and rummaged around the interior for her lipstick, Cerise Rosee...."
"The leaves cascade down, weightless, golden slips of foil peeled from a child's chocolate coin. Henry can't remember ever having eaten one of these coins, and yet he knows somehow that they would be waxy and tasteless..."
"...I had followed tantalizing pathways suffused with light, and I knew that on the other side of a broken rule lay a new way of seeing the world."