Why should a novel writer devote precious writing time to short stories? After five novel drafts, two years of submitting shorter fiction, and seven publications, here are my reasons.
Accomplishments come with costs. These were mine for 2017.
The glass cracks before my eyes and I admire the fractal patterns. Branching limbs reaching for the edges, just to find them. Nails on endless rows of fingertoes too short, too close, too hurt. So hungry for an end they forget to taste. So soon we'll suffocate. But now will never breathe again. Tomorrow we expire.… Continue reading Without Tomorrow
Recorded the sound of rain but can't hear when it repeats repeats repeats, is every rain drop unique like every snowflake, or are they just reflections of a somber surround? Took off my glasses for a blurry fog but can't see where it retreats retreats retreats, a gorgeous mess of color, is every splat alive like… Continue reading uncatchably