I like flash fiction or any short, compressed thing is all Transylvania, all seeking shelter and inhale, and am so excited to be asked to join the Quickies Chicago AWP reading.
I tried to bum my way into the reading a while back, and was told no. Then out of nowhere they email me and say yes. Hmm. Pretty cool. And this reading is seven arrows strong!!
Peter Markus (I would like to take him fishing)
Robert Lopez (Owes me 14 dollars)
Blake Butler (Needs to work on his running technique–I can hear the feet slapping)
Kim Chinquee (Changed her blog photo once again)
Brian Evenson (Run, walk, crawled to the top of the tower)
Joe Salvatore (Has a crush on the church deacon)
Janet Desaulniers (Is smarter, more centered, more talented than all of us, I feel)
Jac Jemc (Once brought me a chiffon cake at a party)
I am on a new nacho streak, 20 days.
And so on.
I call tonight STILL LIFE DINNER, WITH SANTA:
I found a New Years work online. It involves joblessness and drink.
Tom Mahoney, “Scrape.”
I am thinking about resolutions.
To only drink on weekends?
To write every day?