Cease, Cows looks to be a pretty nifty new journal. My ace writing pal, Tania Hershman, encouraged me to send a piece their way, and they published Cara last week. They’ve done a wonderful job finding an accompanying image. It’s a bit different to my usual fiction, maybe even a little sci-fi-esque.
I’m pleased that Kill Author have published “Dorothy’s Shoes”. My flash is an entirely fictional account of the suicide of Dorothy Edwards. The actual details known about her life, writing, and suicide are the kind one does not forget. Her suicide note is shocking. I keep wondering what happened to her shoes.
I’ve had several responses to this piece from people saying they had not heard of Edwards. Her one collection of short stories – Rhapsody, and her only novel – Winter Sonata, are usually available from Waterstones Brighton and are well worth reading.
It’s lovely to hear that The Irish Times will regularly be featuring flash fiction, I think it’s an ideal form for newspapers. I’m extremely chuffed that my tiny story “Blown Away” was published in this weekend’s edition, especially as my Irish dad is proper proud of me now.
I am so happy to say that the fall issue of FRiGG has gone live today and features one of my stories. You can read “Ha ha bonk” here.
FRiGG is one of my favourite places so I was thrilled when Ellen Parker liked my piece. She asked me if I could expand it, and yes, actually I could. The narrator and her son are the characters from my novel in progress “Salted” and it was fun seeing them go off and breathe elsewhere.
This issue of FRiGG also features work from Z.Z. Boone, David Erlewine (is it just me or is that guy everywhere I look these days?), Jenny Halper, Martin Heaviside, Lyn Lifshin, George Moore, Simon Perchik, Kenneth Pobo, Ronnie K. Stephens, Bethan Townsend and Joseph R. Trombatore – read their good words here.
I have a short piece up at Foundling Review. It’s written in memory of Matt Kinnison ♥
I have a small thing up in this months elimae.
I love elimae. Really, really love it. I love the way it looks, the way it’s set out, the words, the way the editor responds to submissions, the care that goes into it. I am so chuffed to be there again.