Little Colored pills in creative nonfiction sunday reads, the lost umbrella in pithead chapel, a pushcart nom from little fiction/big truths
A triple header today.
It’s my AA birthday, 29 years sober.
I woke up to find the latest issue of PITHEAD CHAPEL, which includes my flash “The Lost Umbrella” (fittingly, it’s raining today). I love PITHEAD CHAPEL, love fiction editor Kim Magowan. It's my first appearance there and I'm thrilled.
Then I found “Little Colored Pills” in my email inbox, today’s CREATIVE NONFICTION SUNDAY SHORT READS. I’m so so honored. Just as I was wondering whether anyone I know gets those emails (according to CREATIVE NONFICTION they reach "thousands of readers weekly," so that's very cool), I found a mind-blowing private message on twitter from Jill Talbot, whose memoir and essays I admire tremendously.
"Dear Jacqueline Doyle, Congratulations on your essay being featured in CNFs Sunday Short Reads today! I’ve added it to my Essays to Teach for the next time I teach the triptych. It’s a wonderful essay, rich in detail and juxtaposition (and that 2nd segment—love it). Thanks for a great read. Best to you, Jill"
And a nice P.S. to the day. Going out for dinner with Steve and Ben. And I just got an email from LITTLE FICTION/BIG TRUTHS; they nominated "The Arithmetic of Memory" for a Puschart! Really good magazine. Loved everything in their Flash Nonfiction issue.