Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Little (flash) Fiction
Little Fiction is releasing a flash fiction compilation tomorrow, along with my piece "Lucky".
I got to work with Troy Palmer and Andrew F. Sullivan on this project. It was a nice respite from my self-imposed exile this summer, and a enlightening chance to be a part of the selection process.
We read nearly two hundred submissions, then whittled it down to fourteen stories. And here's what you can expect: stories about drownings, body parts, birds that fall from the sky, girlfriends, boyfriends, babies that never stood a chance, ghosts, religion and ritual.
Now's as good a time as any to mention that my story "If they had music" will be published by Little Fiction in December. It's the third story from my thesis manuscript Whatever you're on, I want some to be featured on the site.
If you're interested in reading the collection, swing over to Little Fiction. (My stories "Paint by Numbers" and "Year of the Dragon" are still available there for free download.) You should be able to read the stories on whatever device you have, whether its a computer or a smartphone.
Darby and I are moving into a two-bedroom apartment in Halifax tomorrow. The second room will be a yoga studio / writing office, and I'm hoping to get back to work submitting to literary journals and getting my work out there.
I'm also getting my lifeguarding certifications up to date, so I can get a job in town. I already have a job interview at the Dalhousie recreation center. I figured it was inevitable I would flee back to lifeguarding, but of course, there are worse things to do for a living.
Until next time,