Matchbook has a very unique project where they publish stories as Google Ads. Mine is about Velella, or By-the-Wind Sailors. They’ve always fascinated me, not least because they look like blue upside-down hearts. Read Velella, Velella and the entire Volume 4 of Ad Stories here.
I have a new micro prose piece up at New South Journal today. Another retelling of the always retellable Alice in Wonderland. Before she went to space, Alice Ate Mushrooms. She collected asteroids from the belt, saved stars, spilled milk, spun dust, fished for stars, and jumped into tea.
A happy belated New Year’s. It’s the Year of the Monkey! Here is an amazing video of some very zen snow monkeys.
Some new Twitter fiction this week, mixing up Alice in five different wonderlands. Her adventures involve the Queen’s tarts, a dropped ball, borrowed shoes, her magic looking glass, and a house with edible eaves.
These stories were published in 7×20, a long-running Twitter fiction and poetry magazine that is currently edited by Julia Patt. They’re looking for 140 character or less submissions (and take reprints), so if you have something, consider submitting! https://7x20blog.wordpress.com/submissions-guidelines/
Read @7×20. This was originally a winner in Phoebe Journal’s First Ever Twitter Contest.
140 and Counting is available now on Amazon for Kindle. It’s an anthology of exactly 141 stories and poems compiled from Twitter magazine 7×20. One of mine (actually, my first ever published Twitter story) is included in the “jurassic sushi,” aka science fiction and fantasy, section.
Editor Joanne Merriam on Twitter fiction: “it shoehorns a little literature into people’s days, between celebrity updates and friends’ witticisms, creating a small opportunity for reflection that might otherwise have been lost.” It’s a way to shoehorn a little writing into your life, also, and fun to boot.