Jayne Martin

“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.” —Nora Ephron

I have an author’s note on the writing of my flash fiction book, Tender Cuts, over at Mom Egg Review.

What is flash fiction? I define in it the post. In my brief essay I write:

I describe “Tender Cuts” as tiny tales for the time challenged. Most of us lead busy lives. We’re moms, wives, professionals. We love to read, but our time is rarely our own. So we may not be able to get through the latest 800-page Donna Tartt tome, but we still want a good story with rich characters that resonate with emotion. Whether grabbing a moment while waiting for our daughter’s dance class to finish, sipping our now cold cup of coffee after getting the family off for their day, or dropping into bed exhausted from our own, there is a satisfying story to fill that brief timeslot

Read the whole thing here.