Contests! Contests! Contests!

At the moment I’m hosting TWO contests. You might have heard about the contest at this blog. Here is the LINK to that one, and there is only one more week to enter! It’s a travel essay contest with monetary prizes and books to win. It’s fairly easy to enter, but I would like to […]

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The Real and the Rare — The Phenomenon of the Equaintance

Breakfast in Berlin(Very important! If the bottom of this post is cut off, reload the page. This usually solves the problem. Sorry for the inconvenience. You’d think the adorable people at Blogger would fix this.) I’m a bit hungover. Yes, there was wine, but I’m really talking about the intoxicating events of the past weeks […]

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Thank you!

Today I feel as if I’ve had a nice pat on the back, exactly at that spot where my shoulder has been causing me so much trouble the last few months. This morning I woke up to the Official Final Results of the Preditors & Editors* Readers Poll “best ezine editor” category. We managed to […]

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My Year in Stories

Looking back at these storiesgives me a sense of self or better selves, of how I saw my world and how I wrote little worlds into being. My life as a writer is torn is so many directions. When I look at these stories, I’m challenged to find a single voice. Maybe I don’t have […]

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Another Infomercial! Yay!

Some stories choke me up every time I read them. I’m so happy for Pretty, the little girl in this story; and I’m glad that “Pretty,” the story, has found a home at Metazen. Stop by and leave a comment. Tweet it, if you have time. I’ll send you lots of virtual love (which is […]

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