Stories, Time, and Life

Yesterday I talked to my husband about “time-boxing,” trying to figure out how to schedule myself and how to deal with habits I built up over the course of two years being up-ended. Then last night I received a kind gift from Kristine Kathryn Rusch: her book on  Time Management. It felt as if she…

Heart-Thumping Good

I read an amazing short story last night. Halfway through, my heart started to beat faster. By the end of the story my heart thumped so hard I could barely hear other thoughts as they tried to slip edgewise into my mind. I read a lot of short stories. In fact I’m doing nothing but…

A Matter of Taste

My first undergraduate program was English Literature because I wanted to write and thought that was my way in. We read all the greats and I tried desperately to like them, but most did nothing for me or I actively disliked them. Now for the short story intensive, I am reading them again: Hemingway, Welty,…