And another, before I've had a chance to announce the last two on social media. LITERARY MAMA has published my flash "A Nest, A Rock, a Bird" today, with some cool art by Carlynne Hershberger.
LITERARY MAMA has published lots of great writers (just a few: Wendy C. Ortiz, Sejal Patel, Maureen Langloss, Sheila Squillante, Hope Wabuke, Jen Michalski) and I've always thought it would be cool to publish there. But I rarely, if ever, write about motherhood. This fictional survey of motherhood from pre-birth to incipient grandmotherhood was inspired by Peg Alford Pursell's request to write something about mothers of grown children. (I was pretty sure she'd take this one for her MOM EGG folio and was surprised when she chose "Cheated" instead. Verifying once again that there's no predicting editorial taste, even when the editor is someone you know.)