Many gracious literary magazines have recently published my work. Here is a re-cap, ICYMI:
"Birdhouse Accommodations" was published by The Teacup Trail on Sept. 28. I really like this literary magazine because its name implies that readers are on a trail lined with teacups, which they are invited to pick up and sip their contents if they so desire.
The editors write: "The tea inside may not always be catered exactly to your taste, but it is certainly intriguing and strange. You look around you and realize that you have walked into an enchanted place. Dreams roam in the air around your head, a wondrous menagerie of them. And always, there are more cups of tea, one after the other on the ground, inviting you in."
For as much as I like tea, I was thrilled to have a teacup placed on the trail. Enjoy!
"Tut-Style" was published by a new literary magazine called Eurynome. The editor is a nice guy named Andrew, who lives in Japan and works as a teacher. I also learned that he's a Vampire Weekend fan, so it doesn't get better than that. Anyway, I've been waiting to publish "Tut-Style" for a long time; I just needed to find the right outlet for it because it's speculative fiction . . . go ahead and read it, and you'll see what happens when an archeologist from the 35th century travels to America to break into the tomb of a singer from our century. Hopefully you'll be surprised.
On Sept. 29, The Conium Review published the first of three pieces that they recently accepted for publication in their Online Compendium. "KOWABUNGA" is for all of you who have had trouble trying to unsubscribe from an email list. (Here's to good karma!)
Ahhhh, and here is "Office Pet Plea," which was published Oct. 1 by Split Lip Magazine. Let's just say that Jacob Frickes wants nothing more than a hamster in his office, and he's willing to do what he can to make that happen (while Jacob's letter isn't the most well-written letter he has submitted to a higher-up, just know that he tried his very best to be convincing and thoughtful). Sidenote: I dedicate this piece to my fourth grade teacher, Kathy Nalisnik.
Insert Lit Mag Here (a great name for a literary magazine, by the way!) gave a good home to my three-sentence story titled "Lincoln Highway Blues." It was inspired by a deer that I saw on my way to my parents' house about two or three months ago . . . now she is forever memorialized.
Here's my second piece that now lives in The Conium Review's Online Compendium. It's titled "New Perimeters," and it details the narrator's frustrations about how all of his friends have moved to different cities and states. Meanwhile, he hasn't moved an inch.
I'm thrilled to provide a link to a short story that was written earlier this summer. Wild Quarterly accepted "Sinner's Face," and it went live on their website today. Like all of the above literary magazines, this one is well-designed (I must say that I love their header!) and I'm glad to be a part of it. In "Sinner's Face," you'll meet a little girl named Samantha who is traumatized by the fact that she was fooled by her aunt's excellent cooking.
That's it for now, though I have additional pieces forthcoming in other literary magazines that are also working hard to promote new and established writers. Thank you so much for taking the time to read my work . . . the support I'm receiving from so many people is a beautiful thing, and it means a lot.
Fiction, poetry, and all that good stuff . . .