It’s the first day of spring, a beautiful sunny day in the Bay Area, and I have three flash in the grand new issue of TINY MOLECULES. Big thanks to Kelsey Ipsen and the other editors for publishing "Eyes on Me," "Damned for all Eternity," and "A Mary with Teeth.". So many great writers have appeared in their first eight issues, and I’m honored to appear in their company.
The flash grew out of the reading I was doing on nineteenth-century mental asylums and the Irish-American experience. Originally I thought I would include fictions in THE LUNATICS' BALL, prefaced with a line from Virginia Woolf: "Let me imagine, since facts are so hard to come by …"
The project feels more unwieldy by the day, and probably won't include fiction after all.