“Do You Know the Bunny Hop?” Origins I wrote “Do You Know the Bunny Hop?” for a competition in which it placed but was not published. I don’t remember the entire prompt, and I’d have to search to figure out who sponsored that original competition. I was attracted to the idea of writing about someone […]
Origins of the story I wrote “Strings of Solace” for my first MFA workshop. It’s been languishing in my “to be published” pile for far too long. I’m proud to be able to share it with the world at last. Of course, It’s been through many edits since it’s earliest version, but that is what […]
My Flash Fiction submissions keep placing The results are in for round two of the 2018 NYC Midnight Flash Fiction competition. I needed to be in the top five for my group of 30. I was the sixth. 🙁 I scored 19 cumulative points for my first two stories. My nearest competitor scored 20. I’m […]
I write flash fiction for fun. A few times a year, I write flash fiction very fast to address a crazy mixed-up prompt. That’s what I call fun, but it is even more fun when someone else likes the result. My story for round one of this year’s NYCMidnight Flash Fiction Challenge is titled “A […]
The Spring/Summer 2018 issue of FLAR is out! My story, “The Meek Inherit” is on page 205. It’s about a boy and his chicken. Chickens make such great subjects, don’t you think? Let me know how you like it! Here is the link to the full issue: About FLAR Here is the link to FLAR’s […]
Cover, Title page, and Table of Contents I have proof at last. Three of my stories appear in this one issue of Helix Magazine. I’d give you a link to their pages so you could buy a copy, but I have yet to find that. So, if you would like to read any of these […]
While still feeling smug about the Faulkner-Wisdom folks saying they liked my novel-in-progress, I logged into Submittable to see what I still have in the active column, with a view to submitting something somewhere. I clicked the “Accepted” tab by accident, knowing I have received no notifications, but three of my story titles were there […]
I was pleased to learn today that my novel-in-progress, Finding Cabo Rojo, received some recognition from the judges of the 2017 Faulkner-Wisdom competition. It made it to the semi-finals, and I heard through the grapevine they had more submissions this year than they have ever had before. I’ll consider it a win. I’m thrilled!
This year I signed up for the NYC Midnight Flash Fiction Challenge. I think it is the same challenge I wrote for last year but the name changed. In any case, this weekend is round two, so I plan to be writing. I really like my round one story, and it scored respectably, so hopefully […]
I won last week’s Cracked Flash Fiction Competition. My piece was entitled “The Understanding.” You can read it HERE.