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dale-estey's picture
Aug.18.2011
When all else fails (like your memory) there is Google and its environs.   * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * How To Find the Book on the Tip of Your TongueBy Jason Boog Trying to remember a book you read as a child? Need help finding the title of a short story you loved in college? Post your query...
bob-mustin's picture
Jul.26.2011
image via redeemedfromthepit.blogspot.com One more time through the short stories I'm writing (a collection of connected stories set in and about an Alabama pool hall) is turning up a few tweaks. Then one more time to polish.
page-lambert's picture
Jun.16.2011
I have a file box on my desk next to my Storyteller Doll with clippings torn from magazines and newspapers -- uplifting stories of people reconnecting to the land.  These stories appear in diverse publications, like Native Peoples Magazine and High Country News, or The Quivira Coalition Journal and...
mya-speeks's picture
May.09.2011
I realized this morning after I watched my second favorite team win the Amazing Race..... I've never won anything  at least not with my poetry or books (it would help if I finished a damn book first but that's another blog) My second favorite team had gone the entire season never once having come...
bob-mustin's picture
Apr.16.2011
Creativity doesn't end with a story's grand finale. Some months ago I was approached by an indie publisher, who had read one of my stories, interested in the series of connected short stories of which this one was a part. I hadn't finished the collection then, but in February, when I had, I sent...
bob-mustin's picture
Apr.16.2011
Creativity doesn't end with a story's grand finale. Some months ago I was approached by an indie publisher, who had read one of my stories, interested in the series of connected short stories of which this one was a part. I hadn't finished the collection then, but in February, when I had, I sent...
jolina-petersheim's picture
Apr.07.2011
Right now, if college degrees were cashed in everyone would be walking around with heads full of knowledge and handfuls of change. No longer are students being given freshly-minted dreams along with their freshly-minted diplomas. Instead, they find themselves applying critical thinking skills to...
cheryl-l-snell's picture
Apr.07.2011
Some short stories tell simple tales to immediate effect. Others draw the reader deeper, leaving a lingering taste on the tongue or haunting music in the air. Cheryl Snell's tales in this collection belong to that second type. Bounded at both ends by the song of a harmonica, the author creates...
elmaz-abinader's picture
Mar.30.2011
This time the suitcase is grey, overhead comparment sized with a wobbly extender arm that I pulled around several airports. Sometimes, depending on its weight, it tips forward when I try to brace it against my leg while getting my boarding pass at the automated check - ins.  But not now, now it...
jolina-petersheim's picture
Mar.24.2011
Even when I was little I was fascinated by graveyards. Not the new ones, mind you, with their tinkling wind chimes and fake flowers scattered over the grounds like Mardi Gras confetti. I loved the ancients that were old and crumbling with slats of rock teepee-ed over the mounds to keep robbers and...