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Nothing like an unexpected BACKHAND!

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Check out “The Judgment of Venus and David,” by yours truly. This little piece reached out and whacked me from my email inbox this morning. It appeared, once again, in the THE BACKHAND WEEKLY DIGEST. Surprise! Surprise!

A favorite I discovered from BACKHAND eons ago: “Things Trapped and Frozen,” by Emily Roth. Give the wrenching romp a read. It’s worth the hurt.

If you like either flash piece, or others on the site, subscribe to THE BACKHAND WEEKLY DIGEST. They’ll whack you weekly too, right upside your noggin, and leave you with a fistful of  little gems.

~ N

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Catching Maggie
 
“a beautifully sensitive story”
and
“very strong finalist” for the 11th annual Glass Woman Prize
 
The Glass Woman Prize is awarded for short fiction or creative non-fiction written by a woman on a subject of significance to women.
 
I will post “Catching Maggie” as soon as the story has a publisher. 
 
Check out my story “Revisions,” which made the Glass Woman Prize shortlist in 2009.
 

 

 

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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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