Whales and Lungs

I’ve been sick this week. In the middle of summer, somehow, pneumonia wormed its way into my lungs and has spread through my household. Of course, this has meant a good amount of sleep, not so much work, and waking hours spent binge-watching Once Upon A Time on Netflix. Fairy tales are the source of […]

I’m sorry I neglected you.

So, I wrote a blog post. I wrote two reviews. I kept my “Works” page updated. I got busy. And I forgot to write anything other than reports and stories and poems. A little more clearheaded, I’m asking: Can we start over? Yes? Great. Writing has occupied my nights, and I have some wonderful recent […]

Issue Review: freeze frame fiction, volume ii

Rather new on the flash scene is freeze frame fiction. Edited by Dino Laserbeam, this quarterly publication recently put it’s first volume up for sale on Amazon, and the contents of volume ii are available for free on the freeze frame fiction website. Both volumes have fantastic artwork from Luke Spooner. As a first reader […]

Issue Review: Gone Lawn #16

On October 15, Gone Lawn released their sixteenth issue. This was the last issue co-edited by Yarrow Paisley, and I feel fortunate to be included in its Table of Contents. My slipstream piece of time-bending flash fiction, “Darts”, is included along with some other truly excellent, beautiful writing. I’ve got some early favorites from this issue, […]

Word: Ostranenie

The coolest words out there didn’t come from America. остранение – ostraenie noun \ ‘os-tra-“nen-E \ It’s a fancy word for “defamiliarization”. Artists stole it from Russia to describe the act of presenting something common to an audience in an unfamiliar way. This term can apply to written art as well as visual. As artists, […]