The great new flash mag ELLIPSIS ZINE has just published a Trump-themed story of mine. It was written in an optimistic moment last summer, when I thought: surely the entire country is coming together behind the impeachment and it will happen any day now. But the process drags on and I’m no longer sure at all about the jerks in the bar.
ELLIPSIS caught my eye because it’s published Cathy Ulrich, Stephanie Hutton, Rob Parrish, Damhnait Monaghan, Tino Prinzi, some of my new favorite flash writers, and then I read some more and loved their entire archive. I’m thrilled to be included among them. Take some time to browse!
Here’s “Happy Hour at The Eagle Bar & Grill.”
Originally I was hoping to place the story with Scoundrel Time, a new resistance magazine. I sent it to them on July 9; when I still hadn't heard from them by September I sent it to Ellipsis, where the editor Steve Campbell took less than a week to accept the story. I withdrew it from Scoundrel Time, and got a great note from one of their editors, Ellen Louise Ray, saying that it was a “lovely story” (“I am sorry we didn’t get a chance to publish it”). Which was nice.
I’ve only had a few notes after withdrawals from editors saying they were about to accept something. (One just this week about my flash accepted at Occulum.) The best was from Superstition Review when I withdrew “Long Distance” because it had been accepted by Under the Gum Tree. They were about to accept it, and wanted to know if I had something else I could send them instead. They took “Fireflies,” and I’m thrilled to be one of their authors.
My podcast about “Fireflies” and The Missing Girl and “Zig Zag” is coming out on the Superstition Review site next week.