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Borrowed Gas Can, Hwy 99

out in Six Minute Magazine, Winter 2012 edition

 

This one was inspired by a guy and his dog near some Oregon dunes, as was “View from a ’77 Chevy Scottsdale” (in Hint Fiction: An Anthology of Stories in 25 Words or FewerW. W. Norton and Company).

Six Minute Magazine is “a print and electronic magazine…[containing] quality fiction that can be read in under six minutes.”

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“Author Insides” Interview

A snippet from the interview

“I…have probably saved a ridiculous amount on therapy because I write. It’s very freeing—I can floor it the wrong way on the freeway, say good riddance to people I’d like to, or cut a finger off, and it’s all harmless. As well, though, I have found compassion for others I might not have understood if I hadn’t examined a character as deeply as you must to be able to slip into their skin.”

~ N on the Vagabondage Press Blog

Read “Nineteen Degrees,” a story about what it was like to have held a hummingbird.

“…I close the towel around her, cupping her in my hands. She is so light, like a penny, and each time she stirs it is so faint, like moth wings…”

~ published in the August 2011 Issue of The Battered Suitcase from Vagabondage Press  and an honoree in the eChook Digital Publishing 2011 ‘Tis the Season Competition

Watch for two poems in Love Notes from Vagabondage Press, out just in time for Valentine’s Day.

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Nineteen Degrees

Honoree / Top 15
 
This one is a true story, and to have held a hummingbird is–I don’t even have words for it. Then again, I guess I did find words for it.
Thanks, Sally, for calling that day.

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A Class of ’08 Alumna on 7-1-11

has gone live with Safety Pin Review

 

See it attached to the back of  a Harvard student who wears it everywhere he goes for a week.

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Genesis

In the beginning, The Arachnid spun its web from the void, in the deep darkness that was upon the face of the heavens, and the winds moved upon its web.

And the winds brought forth the first fly to The Arachnid’s web, causing the fly to become ensnared.

And The Arachnid felt the fly’s movement upon the face of its web and was drawn to the fly.

And The Arachnid crept along its web, descended upon the fly and called what it found there Life…   <<read more>>

Frightmares: A Fistful of Flash Fiction Horror, Dark Moon Books,

available at Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and other retailers

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 August at the Fair

August limps past the Ferris wheel, a cotton candy wisp stuck to her cheek. She stops, licks her dusty lips with a snow cone-blue tongue while deciding how to spend her sister Summer’s last dollar bill…   <<read more>>

Microfiction Spotlight: November 9th through 15th, 2011, Microstory A Week

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The Last Two Minutes of the Game

“Do the last two minutes matter?” you ask, turn off the game. We all wrestle you for the remote. Later, in your rusted Bug, with red and yellow gumballs spilled and rolling around the floorboards, I stick my hand out the window into the rain to push your broken wipers

back

               and

forth,

back

               and

forth.

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~ Fall 2011 Issue of Grey Sparrow Literary Journal

In 2011, Grey Sparrow was named the Best New Literary Journal of the Year by the Council of Editors of Learned Journals.

Also in the Fall Issue: poetry by Kay Ryan, 16th Poet Laureate of the United States and recipient of the Ruth Lilly Poetry Prize and a Guggenheim Fellowship.

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