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 Mother’s Curse – A Short Story Review

Writers are cancelling appearances at conventions. The world is choosing to stay home it seems. Hopefully that means people are reading more. The Short Story Intensive in-person portion was cancelled, though we are still going to continue on virtually. I am disappointed, of course. But in a way relieved that I won’t be exposed to…

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,…