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Bark Hearts in jmww

New flash story “Bark Hearts” in jmww, one of the old school great flash journals I’ve been trying to get into forever.

A long time ago I read that even people with very little don’t tend to support increasing taxes on the rich because they figure someday they’ll be rich themselves. We want to move up the hill, no matter what. This is about that age old proposition: people be crazy.

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The Temporary Skull at Hominum Journal

Jonathan Truong and I both had stories in the same issue of Eclectica. He asked if I had anything for Hominum, where he is editor in chief. They focus on the somatic and what’s more somatic than a Temporary Skull?

I think this journal is destined for the top. Excellent layout and stunning artwork, staffed by young people (I can say that, I’m old) and out of Orange County CA, which used to be a bastion of the right. Home to John Wayne airport. Take a look at the masthead page. I feel honorer they would have me.

The artwork on this post is by Eunah Kang, a high school senior with prodigious talents.

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Small Gods in Rumble Fish Quarterly

Rumble Fish published my flash story, Small Gods, in their Spring 2020 edition (pdf).¬†proving that even during the pandemic, art goes on. This is my most revised flash ever, re-written twelve million times. It started out as an Artist’s Statement for something I didn’t end up applying for. It is still my Artist’s Statement. Also the story I did not read at the Hot Pillow reading cancelled at AWP 2020 in San Antonio, the last trip we all took together.

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