Monday, April 08, 2019

Short story published in Mirror Dance

My story "Amid Sun and Stone, an Alias," is in the latest issue of Mirror Dance. I've longed enjoyed the stories written by the editor of Mirror Dance, Megan Arkenberg, and kept thinking I should submit a story...and never got around to it before sending in this one.

This story is a lyrical fantasy that I wrote...quite a few years ago, I guess. I was trying to capture a flavor of mythic writing that I was enjoying in various novels and stories at the time, and ended up with this story of a woman who flees her home, but leaves behind her name. And names, as any reader of fairy knows, are far more important than we humans might imagine, whether it's the name we're given or the ones we choose for ourselves.

The writers in the issue were asked to share any writing advice they might like. So read to the end, and you'll see my advice, coming from the world of improv comedy. (Not that I'm a stand-up comedian, mind you...)

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