My 50-word micro story entitled “Wishing Well” will appear in the December 1st issue of Blink-Ink.
Blink-Ink is “Home to the finest in contemporary 50 word fiction. Archived in the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library at Yale University, Blink-Ink is a quarterly print journal publishing the best in stories of approximately 50 words since 2009.”
The latest in a series of online flash readings will be held on May 23 at 3:00 PM for members of the Needham (MA) Senior Center.
Authors: Michael Keith (Pieces of Bones and Rags and Stories In the Key Of Me), Renuka Raghavan (Nothing Resplendent Lives Here and The Face | Desire), Robert Dinsmoor (Toxic Cookout and You’ll Never See It Coming), Phil Temples (A Home for Laikia and The Kanawha Anomaly), and host Zvi Sesling (Across Stones of Bad Dreams and King of the Jungle) will be reading from their short works.
Contact Zvi Sesling at firstname.lastname@example.org for Zoom conference details.
After last week’s successful launch, the Strange Wars & Strange Religion anthologies authors and editors are holding a launch party online right now. It’s great to meet the folks behind the curtain–the editorial team, and the authors who wrote the stories. The moderator asked me to talk briefly about my story, “Star Dust,” in Strange Wars.
The editorial team lives almost exclusively in the Toronto area but the authors come from all over the world.
”You can’t try to do things; you simply must do them.”
— Ray Bradbury
“Rob Dinsmoor’s You’ll Never See It Coming impresses readers with delightful vignettes of life: dirty tricks played on childhood friends; a treacherous ride with youthful friends to a wedding in a rattling old jalopy; even a whimsical science-fiction tale that evokes images of, “Attack of the Fungus Creature.”
“Dinsmoor’s wordsmithing is superb and his imagination knows no bounds. It’s a great read.” -Phil Temples, A Home for Laika and The Kanawha Anomaly
From the archives, April 2, 2016–urban art, a lifelike, 3-D rendition of a Little Free Library, Central Square, Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Zvi Sesling writes on the Bagel Bards mailing list:
Ed Meeks’ short story book “Luck: Stories” was the first book of stories (not flash or micro) I’d read in a long time. Since then I’ve read a number of short story books and then re-read Ed’s which is thoroughly enjoyable and as good as anyone’s. I recommend it highly. I have also enjoyed immensely Rob Dinsmoor’s and Gregory Wolos’ short fiction. Add to that Michael C. Keith‘s numerous flash/micro books and memoir and finally Phil Temples’ novels and his flash book and you have a collection of writing to keep you entertained in the house, on the beach, in the backyard or on an airplane or cruise. And they’re all Bards! Finally, Renuka Raghavan’s new book is out soon from Cervena Barva. Enjoy them all !
Two of my short stories were accepted for publication this past week. My nano-fictional piece, “Die-Off” was accepted by 50-Word Stories. Also, my sci-fi flash piece, “O Holy Night” was accepted for publication by Five On the Fifth.
September 25: Today’s Bagel Bards gathering, Panera Bread, Cambridge, Massachusetts.