Another new magazine that’s already published so many terrific writers (just for a start: Kathy Fish, Cathy Ulrich, Melissa Goode, Lori Sambol Brody, Tyrese Coleman, A. E. Weisgerber). Thanks to Chelsea Voulgares for publishing me in LOST BALLOON. Once again, flash writers on twitter have been so enthusiastic and supportive in their comments and retweets. It's overwhelming, and I'm full of gratitude for this virtual community. (Mr. Bear again! She retweeted this flash and also "He Looked Like James Dean"!)
It so happens that I was walking on a beach in Hawaii with my husband of over thirty years last night, so it seems particularly strange to relive this long-ago vacation and love affair in this nonfiction flash. Here’s “By a Mountain Stream in Northern Spain.”
Up until the last day, I wasn't sure I would make it to Hawaii. I'm allergic fo a number of antiobiotics, and just started my third for a treatment-resistant infection (which seems to be working). So glad Steve and I made it after all. He's exploring volcanoes and beaches. I'm writing in a great week-long creative nonfiction workshop with Brenda Miller and Sheila Bender. I've got some new flash I'll be revising when I get home.