What Is Flash Fiction?

What Is Flash Fiction?

Whether you already love flash fiction or are new to the genre, the stories in “Tender Cuts” exemplify all these important elements. This holiday season gift yourself or a friend with a copy. Buy from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, or support indie...

Craft Matters: Imagery Versus Description

Craft Matters: Imagery Versus Description

We’ve all heard it ad nausem: “Show don’t tell.” That is especially true for microfiction, where imagery has to do the heavy lifting. And the more specific the imagery, the more likely your reader is to be drawn into your story and come away wanting more.  ...

On “Creating” Characters

On “Creating” Characters

The line extended as far as the eye could see, each of us hoping that today we would be among the lucky ones chosen to be part of some writer’s story.   I’ve led many lives; a pregnant teenager, the father of a murdered son – that was a tough one – a prison...

A Lobster Walks Into a Laundromat

”None of the women could recall when the lobster first appeared, his large claws clacking against the floor as he folded his laundry along with the rest of them.”

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