“I don’t read fiction”


 "I only read non-fiction", some people say, as if there was only truth in history or political analysis or science. They refuse to waste their time on fiction. More's the pity, for that's where truth REALLY hangs out. I'm reading the wonderful stories of Dorothy Parker and I have to say her understanding shines brighter,…

The utter joy of a secondhand bookstore


The other day I found a treasure at a used bookstore. It is this book, selected Prose and Poetry of Poe, with the introduction by W.H.Auden. Now, I haven't started on the Poe part yet, but I am suffused with joy at the introduction. Must say, the more I know Auden, the more I put…

Taking flight…


I've been working on a little story for a while now. It originally was a story from the fantastical 3DayNovel contest - dashed off in a pile of sweat and handwriting over three days, painstakingly typed into my computer over the next day or two. I was thrilled that it survived the competition, made it to the…

Read “A Baby Tramp,” A Short Story by Ambrose Bierce


Read "A Baby Tramp," A Short Story by Ambrose Bierce. From the Awesome Biblioklept blog where I have spent many a happy hour....


More treats….How to write short stories.

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Originally published in World Literature Today. Images via Defining Myself Secondhand.

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