A flash fiction accepted at BENDING GENRES. I love magazines that respond within two days, and love BENDING GENRES for their innovative content too. I've published there a few times (one story, one cnf micro, one craft micro on plot). "Where Are We Going" was directly inspired by something Meg Tuite said in the Bending Genres weekend workshop I took from her.
I loved teaching a Bending Genres weekend workshop myself, and hope I get the opportunity to teach again. I'm really looking forward to taking a week-long Bending Genres residency/workshop in Ojai this summer. Meg Tuite and Robert Vaughan will be leading, and lots of flash writers that I love will be participating: Jayne Martin, Lori Sambol Brody, Lynn Mundell, Gay Degani, Patricia Bidar and more. I rented a two-room accommodation so Steve and Ben can come and hike. It looks like a beautiful place. I hope the virus is in retreat by them, and my inspiration has returned.
My third, or is it fourth?, year running in the Flash Fiction February event at FICTIVE DREAM, which is always fun. I love being invited to what feels like a month-long party, the flash are always great, and Claudia McGill's art is wonderful. I have a few from previous years that I want to frame. My flash "Zooming Out" is scheduled for February 19. My friend Kathryn Kulpa also has a flash scheduled, probably more writers I know.
Enjoying social media responses to "The Peak of His Powers," and having something funny for a change!
CRAFT has been a chore lately, with a very stressful edit, and I'm always weighing editing vs. writing, worrying that I'm neglecting my writing. Hard to say how much of that is post-concussive and how much has to do with the demands of my editorial position.
My first pub of 2022! I've yet to get an acceptance this year, but I have my fingers crossed.
I've always admired BULL, a magazine focusing on "modern masculinity." Thrilled to join the BULL family with my flash fiction monologue “The Peak of His Powers.” Aging male academics like this one are so familiar to me. One of the reasons I don't miss university teaching, especially department meetings!