I love TRAMPSET and I’m so pleased to have my second publication with them in their grand new issue today.
It seems that most of my publications and honors this year are concentrated in a two week period. My Notable Essay and this particular flash went through an extraordinary number of revisions. (The craft talk I gave for SUPERSTITION REVIEW about feeling my way through the revisions of "The Dream Lives of Objects" is available here, and starts at 9:51.)
Some flash write themselves quickly. For some reason “Champagne” took years. Like the edifice of champagne glasses, it kept collapsing. I was reading something else when the magician appeared and I thought “ah yes, that’s what ‘Champagne’ needs. A failed magician!” And after so many false tries, the last paragraph wrote itself.