My piece, “A Winter Ascetic,” is included in today’s update at Thieves Jargon. I’m in the company of Douglas I. Thompson, Thomas Boulan, Steve Finbow, Jacob McArthur Mooney, Andy Riverbed, Zachary C. Bush, Mark Baumer, Joel Van Noord, Lyn Lifshin, Nora C. Gruenberg, Rowan Carter, Timothy Gager, TygerLilly Ernst and Edward Cowan. Check it out.
Ernest Hemingway was once challenged to write a story in only six words. His response, said to be his favorite work, was this:
“For sale: baby shoes. never worn.”
I’ll never stop being moved by that.
Most of my own efforts at writing something this brief and complete end up as mini-editorials about the greatness of Brian Wilson and the smaller comparative talent of John Lennon. Tonight, though, while I was thinking about Hemingway’s story and how thankful I am that my own infant son is happy and healthy, I came up with this:
“You can miss colic.”
I posted it on Scrine here as well.
I came across Six Sentences via a link at One Sentence Stories a few days ago and have really been enjoying the site. Six Sentences publishes stories exactly six sentences in length and is a fantastic venue for flash fiction. I submitted an edited version of my short piece Rain Dance and I’m proud to say that editor Robert McEvily has accepted it for publication. My piece goes up on October 29; in the meantime, check out the other work at Six. What can you say in six sentences?
Looking forward to the next issue of Geez. Look for my short piece, “Trade Joint,” to be included in that edition.
Issue 5 of Geez Magazine came out very recently. If you saw my piece, which ran as “the burden of heroics”, drop me a line. Issue 5 is another great job by Will and the crew. Thanks Will!
The new edition of elimae is live. Come check it out.
I just received word that my 100 word piece, Evensong, will be published in the January edition of elimae. Look for it there next week and visit elimae in the meantime. The High Hat named elimae as one of the Top Ten Literary Websites of 2006.