Two authors I blog – Jodi andLaura both have flash stories in the January issue of 10flash.
10Flash is a new discovery for me – a quarterly that publishes ten genre stories in each issue, all flash and all based around a common theme. This issue’s theme was “an encounter at dusk on a lonely road”.
Keeping track of Laura and Jodi’s prolific outputs is getting exhausting. Whew. Great work – very exciting watching these careers flourish.
Jodi steps her career up a notch with an excellent interview on Flashes in the Dark. Great to gain a little more insight into Jodi – Haiku, love of classic literature, approach to writing – things which come through in her writing in subtle ways. Jodi’s new story Spindled Souls on Flashes in the Dark from a few days back reinforces all that too. Big ups to Jodi and Lori for the interview.
William Pauley III, editor extraordinaire of The New Flesh Magazine has selected the ten best stories of 2009. There are some extraordinary stories in there, including some of my favourite writers like Jodi MacArthur, Angel Zapata and Laura Eno. And, to blast my own trumpet (after all, that’s a big part of blogs, right?), my own story “Submissions” has made the list.
I’ve got to say, I’m honoured, again. The New Flesh has very quickly proven itself to be a quality site, with some excellent stories. I’m sure that Mr Pauley’s job in putting together this list was a tough one.
I talk her up a lot, so I guess I’m a fan, but Jodi MacArthur has penned a brilliant essay about the writing life. The article has been published on Flash Fiction Chronicles – My Muse Wants Cheesecake. Jodi talks about those inner and outer conflicts through which writing always emerges. Engaging, heartfelt and funny.
Keep an eye out for Jodi’s fiction – she’s had some killer stories in The New Flesh, Flashes in the Dark, etc., with loads more coming out. She’ll be in the Horror Through The Ages anthology too with her story “Skin”, right after my story “The Stone Goddess” – I’m honoured to be rubbing shoulders with her. Check out Jodi’s blog here.