I sent out some submissions this week, along with two for readings. I just heard back from Jon Sindell that I've been accepted for the ROLLING WRITERS Reading Series on Saturday, February 15, 6pm, at the The Rolling-Out Cafe in San Francisco. The theme is "fatherhood" and I adapted three excerpts from a longer essay on my father for the reading, and after much thought sent him my favorite.
I've been writing a lot for the past few days, but I've also been plagued with indecision. I finished a draft of the "Ten Things in 2019" for LITTLE FICTIONS/BIG TRUTHS, but I'm not sure I like it, so I started another one.
Classes were over last Thursday. I have grading for my flash workshop due next week, but right now it feels like vacation. Steve, Ben, and I went to a really cool hip hop adaptation of Poe's "Tell-Tale Heart" in Berkeley which was inspiring for the sort of literary riffs I've been doing on the side for THE LUNATICS' BALL. We're going to a great restaurant in San Francisco for my birthday on Wednesday.
F(R)ICTION just put out December horoscopes with story recommendations for each astrological sign. Was pleased to see that Sagittarius (my sign) will have a high energy month. And that my story "Raining Blackbirds" in GHOST PARACHUTE is the recommended read for Aries, the first sign on the list.