Happy Bastille Day!

14 Jul

It’s another sticky NY day and I’m miserably delighted with all the work I’ve got to do. Here are some updates (and shameless plugs):

-I’ve added new stories to 55words.

-I went to the launch party for Collectanea’s summer launch party last night. Not as heaving a crowd as their debut, but a pleasant evening in from the mugginess, with some good stories to listen to. In case you missed it, my story “Bastille Day” is in their winter issue, with a podcast/radioplay version. I understand the summer issue will be up Monday.

-I started reading Flannery O’Connor’s collected works and am thoroughly enjoying it. This winter I gobbled up Raymond Carver’s Cathedral and quasi-gobbled Angela Carter’s Burning Your Boats. School is making the gobbling-thing rather difficult, but at least short stories can be read in a single train ride. That’s a real lifesaver. As much as I enjoy reading about how to make grammar interesting (I do!), sometimes I go through fiction withdrawal.

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