A little story about cats, published in Visual Verse
The cats want to know where you’ve been. They come and smell your clothes, rub their noses on your shoes, sniff your soles for clues. They are excited at the hint of a world outside of their zone of things comfortable and known. They are surprised you’ve been gone this long and that you’re suddenly back.
read the rest here
The tiny literary magazine I edit is back with its fourth issue!
So much love! Hello, Matchbook Stories Issue 4!
Ali Smith! <3 Etgar Keret! <3
To find out more, check out the website. There are some sweet offers there too right now. I want to write more but I’m too excited!
New Year’s Resolutions… Have you broken yours yet? *
Here’s my little story on the theme in the latest Rumpus Readers Report, edited by Susan Clements, (and accompanied with the lovely illustrations of Christina Weidman)
Read the rest on The Rumpus!
* this was the first story I wrote this year! But I’m not telling you what my actual resolutions were. ;)
My story Under the Hole is in a rad new anthology by the awesome For Books’ Sake!
(RE)Sisters […] the anthology features the best new fiction from emerging women writers from across the globe.
Featuring a diverse range of characters, genres, styles and subject matters, the eighteen stories in (RE)Sisters include; a dystopian world where skin colour is changed by a sinister procedure; a spelling bee that stings like a wasp; a girl kept captive by a man with no heart; an indefinite hospital quarantine; a runaway best friend; a lost habit of checking shoes for scorpions; an abandoned bathtub; a stolen hot air balloon, and much, much more besides. […]
A fierce, fearless and topical tribute to girls’ rebellion and resistance, (RE)Sisters is defiant, distinctive and unapologetic. Just like its heroines.
Coming out next month, available to pre-order here.
What to do when your literary heroes love a thing you made:
Praise for Matchbook Stories:
I had a dream about you again.
You were writing WISH YOU WERE HERE with giant letters on the roofs of buildings and I was flying over them thinking about you. Then they became alphabet blocks in the window of a store as I walked by. They spelled “Come Home.”
This is my third story in The Rumpus! And my second letter story published this summer! (A third one is coming up soon.)
Previous The Rumpus stories:
Story in The Letters Page:
I have a story in the new issue of The Letters Page.
A story I hand-wrote and sent in a letter that was then deciphered and typed by someone at The Letters Page offices (most likely a handwriting expert.)
Download the issue to print out and read (PDF) And then put in an envelope and send to a friend. Everyone loves getting mail!