Micro Fiction #1 : Metamorphosis

Originally posted on Amaan Khan:
Toward the end of his life, my father began presenting many signs of senile dementia. For instance, several times a day, he would call out for Rita, plead with me for a chance to meet her–Rita, a woman who was not my deceased mother and whom I had no knowledge…

Lacuna

Originally posted on The Renegade Press:
Some days are harder than others. There are times when I barely notice that you’re not around. Some days my life can seem so busy that I almost feel complete. I have a job that despite my shortcomings, I have managed to excel at. I have my writing; I…

Why We Still Can’t Quit F. Scott Fitzgerald

Originally posted on Longreads:
It’s been almost a century since a 23-year-old F. Scott Fitzgerald penned “The I.O.U.,” a short story that pokes fun at the publishing industry’s obsession with sensation over substance. But until now, you couldn’t read it; it was among Fitzgerald’s still-unpublished papers. Last week, the long-lost story appeared in The New Yorker, another…

Famous Rejection Letters

Originally posted on Cristian Mihai:
For any aspiring writer, a rejection letter, regardless of the provenience of said letter, is one of the most dreaded of objects. In this line of work getting rejected is considered a sort of literary murder – people are knowingly destroying something you’ve spent time on, and a lot of…

New Project …

Originally posted on Deidra Alexander's Blog:
Everyone seems to be teaching some kind of class or writing some kind of how to book. Someone suggested I take an inventory of my skills and then create an empire around my greatest ability. I thought jeez I want an empire, surely I learned a thing or two…