New Fiction: It’s Me, Your Imaginary Friend

My story “It’s Me, Your Imaginary Friend” is now in the new issue of Perspectives Magazine.

Perspectives is a literary magazine that publishes stories and poems told from the point-of-view of animals and inanimate objects. My story (as you can probably guess from the title) is about an imaginary friend.

Check out the story here, and consider submitting to this great publication.

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New Fiction: Ella Grace

I’m very excited that my flash fiction “Ella Grace” is in the new issue of Bending Genres. Thanks to Robert Vaughan, Meg Tuite, David O’Connor, and the rest of the BG staff.

Check it out here.

New Fiction: The Anderson Bridge

You really never know when inspiration is going to strike.

Last summer, I was standing in the line at Starbuck’s. I was wearing a pair of shorts and my William Faulker Light in August t-shirt from the Out of Print clothing company.

A man in front of me glanced at my shirt and smirked. “William Faulkner, eh?” After giving his opinion about Faulkner’s works, he shared an anecdote that his college professor had once told him about Faulkner visiting Harvard Square in the 1960s. According to the professor, people looked on in surprise as the author was walking to a bait-and-tackle store that no longer exists.

To be honest, the anecdote wasn’t that interesting. However, it gave me the idea for a stream-of-consciousness piece, “The Anderson Bridge,” which was just published issue 9 of formercactus, along with other great works.

You can check out the piece here. And please consider submitting to them—it’s a really great journal.

Nonsensically Challenged

So I’m quite excited to announce that my tiny prose piece “Anthony Burned a Hole in the Rain” is in a new anthology, Nonsensically Challenged Vol. 1.

The anthology, which includes 100 stories by as many authors, is being published on Amazon by writer/musician Christopher Fielden and is available in either print or Kindle format. Profits from sales of the book go to the Daisy Garland. The book is pretty cheap (£2.49 in the UK and $3.21 in the US for the Kindle edition, and £6.99 and $8.49 for the print), so not only is it a good deal for 100 stories, but you’ll be helping children with epilepsy.

Fielden is a pretty prolific author, but he also dedicates a lot of time to his website, which is a great resource for writers. He also offers challenges (such as the one I participated in, Lesley’s Nifty Nib-Nibbling Nonsensical Narrative Writing Challenge) and publishes most of the entries. In fact, right now, Fielden is looking for pieces for Vol. 2 of Nonsensically Challenged, so if you’re interested, you should check it out. There are some other challenges as well, so if nonsense isn’t your thing, there might be something else to interest you, so definitely take a look. Who knows? You may end up in a future anthology.

One more thing: If you do buy the anthology, two things: First of all, thank you. Second of all, if you like it, please consider leaving a review on Amazon. As I mentioned, not only would you be supporting the efforts of Christopher Fielden and the writers involved, but you will be helping a good cause as well.