My Year in Writing — 2012

Christopher Allen, good in hoodsTwenty Twelve has been an odd year for writing. Let me just say this right up front: Odd. Year. My physical worries got in the way, the applecart of my daily routine was upset by changes in my day job, and at least 10 other lame excuses prevented me from writing. […]

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My Year in Stories — 2011 Reloaded

(Important! If the bottom of this post is cut off, try reloading the page. This usually works.) First, if you kept up with my stories in 2011, bless you. Really. I appreciate the encouragement. With 2011 behind us, it’s time to start looking back. Instead of running through my year’s stories chronologically, I’m going to […]

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And the Nominees are . . .

I love this time of year. Don’t you? No, not the holidays–although of course I love the holidays; who doesn’t love the holidays? NeuroticScroogeGrinch. It’s the frenzied nomination period that I love. Earlier this month I was nominated for a Pushcart Prize for my story “The Shoes, the Girl and the Waves that Washed Them […]

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Thanksgiving and a Pushcart Prize Nomination

When I called my mother this evening to tell her my story “The Shoes, The Girl and the Waves that Washed Them Away” had been nominated for the Pushcart Prize, I expected to interrupt her chopping carrots and whipping sweet potatoes; she was frying sausage. My family was in the middle of a Thanksgiving Breakfast. […]

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