One of my colleagues asked me recently when I was going to update this blog. My response: As with writing, it's really easy not to blog.

I used to have some kind of unstated imperative that I would update this thing at least once a month, mostly because the links to my archives appear on the side, and I hate to see a missing month. Blame it on OCD. But once I realized that there wasn't going to be anything for January, it was soooo easy to go ahead and skip February, March and April.

That said, I'm going to do my best to keep this thing a little more active than it's been.

To begin:

Frigg Magazine

Their latest issue is devoted to micro fiction, and it's a real gem. Next year, I'm going to be teaching an entire course devoted to flash fiction, and I think I may end up beginning with this issue, particularly because I think what each writer has to say about micro fiction could be a nice jumping-off spot for a lot of our discussions.

My immediate recommendation from Frigg: Scott Garson

Here's his one-sentence story, "Chorus":

What I want to know is if I can decode what you said when you did what you did to me, baby.

Man, I love that. The "baby" tacked on to the end feels pretty perfect to me.

Really, go and check out the rest of the issue now.


1 comment:

Molly Gaudry said...

Hey hey, you're back! Welcome.