Greetings, everyone! I’ve got a few treats to share with you this morning.
First, I want to thank my friend Nate for sending the above photo to me. My poem, “Summer Heat,” was a winner in the Austin Poetry Society’s “Poetry With Wheels” contest back in 2012, and it has since been making its way around Austin in a Capital Metro bus. Sadly, I’ve never seen it in person, so I appreciate it whenever someone sends me a snapshot of my little poem going about its travels.
Next, I’m happy to report that not one, but TWO pieces of my short fiction can be read online today. “Blink” is published at Flash Fiction Magazine, and “The Wish” can be found at Every Day Fiction. If you’re worried you won’t have time to read two whole stories, have no fear. Both of them are very short. “Blink” is only 100 words long, and “The Wish” is just under 500, so you can easily finish both on a coffee break. I hope you enjoy them!
If you have slightly more time on your hands and are feeling inquisitive, wander over to my Goodreads page. I’ve enabled the “Ask the Author” feature and am ready (I think?) to answer some questions.
And, finally, if you have a leisurely day ahead of you, then sip your coffee slowly while enjoying the first issue of Balloons Lit. Journal. I recently discovered this online magazine for children and young adults, and I just adore it. They describe themselves as a place “where creativity, imagination, weirdness, adventures, & poetry play” The layout is beautiful and the poems and stories inside are unique and entertaining. If you’re a fan of Shel Silverstein-style poetry, check out Gina Marie Bernard’s poem “One Smelly Sunday.” It will make you smile. Happy reading! If you find something you love, please consider sharing it with someone else.
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