July 6: Flash Fiction Challenge

July 6: Flash Fiction Challenge

I’m flirting with Hemingway. He sits, perched on my aged-oak desk at the Carnegie Library in Wallace, Idaho. Before you imagine a leather classic of “The Old Man and the Sea” propped beside my laptop and charging phone, let me tell you, he’s real, and alive. Hemingway...
June 29: Flash Fiction Challenge

June 29: Flash Fiction Challenge

Local lore claims they used to call the “girls of morning,” snakes. These are the women who sexually serviced the miners and loggers when the Silver Valley bustled with economic prosperity; when logs choked the broad Coeur D’Alene River and hard-rock miners extracted...
Revision Review: Genre Shopping

Revision Review: Genre Shopping

I’m shopping for a genre. It’s kind of like shopping for jeans; tugging at zippers, wiggling into tight denim, frowning at the low waist-band. What’s the best fit, I wonder. Some writers know exactly what genre they’re writing–mystery,...