Links to my writing elsewhere: Line of Sight

Links to my writing elsewhere: Line of Sight

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This piece was published at Toasted Cheese.

I was drawn to this journal by virtue of its being edited by a team of female writers — although 2% of my chromosomes are diminutive, curtailed fragments, I’m a feminist and like to stand with my people.

Plus, I really enjoyed Emily Pifer’s piece “A Field Guide to Missing.”  If you’re the type who feels occasional inclinations toward bridge burning and swift departure, you should read it too.

Oh, and, here’s a link to the Waffles in Flight webcomic.


Links to my writing elsewhere: Magnification

Links to my writing elsewhere: Magnification

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This piece was published at Bartleby Snopes.

I first learned about the journal after trying to cut the above piece down to a thousand words so that it would qualify as “flash fiction,” giving up, then learning that the editors here graciously offer a bonus two hundred words.  Success!  Plus, they have popular-vote writing contests: K really enjoys a 2014 winner, “Slurpie Safari” by Sorrel Westbrook-Wilson, which you should check out if you’ve ever suffered through demeaning menial employment.

Oh, and, in case you’re curious: yup, Worm Runner’s Digest was a real… okay, real-ish… academic journal.  The journal’s founder, James McConnell, collected data suggesting physiological transfer of memory.  These data can’t be correct, because memory doesn’t work that way, but his data were real; he was not intentionally leading anyone astray.  And his manual on planarian handling is lovely, conveying the message that you, too, can study flatworms.  Even (perhaps especially) if it’s for an elementary school science fair.

And perhaps there’s some benefit to providing links for the other aspect of the story.

Links to my writing elsewhere: On Darth Vader and the Homunculus Theory of the Mind.

This piece went up on Literary Orphans  “Tavern Lantern” blog a few weeks ago, but now it has a stable link.  Here’s the entire LO issue, or you can click the image to go directly to my essay (thanks to Rashard and Erika at LO for the cool pic):


I learned about Literary Orphans from reading their “Black Thought” special issue — well worth checking out.  And I really appreciate the journal’s style, including rough estimates for how long you might need to read each piece… important information for those of us who have to cram our internet-ing into interstitial moments between work, parenting, errands, life.

Thanks again to Scott Waldyn for publishing the piece.