Thursday, May 29, 2014

Last stop--get out at No. Station on Thursdaze!

"No. Station"-This is a creative non-fiction piece which is told in the point of view of the woman who originally told her story to me.  No. Station is Boston's North Station, but I like the shortened No. because it's like "No". YOU CAN READ IT HERE

The piece will be in Akashic Books (which I found out about through Zoe Hansen) series Thursdaze, Original Flash Fiction Under the Influence where authors take on stories influenced by their favorite vices.  Heroin was the subject I wrote on but as in Twenty-Six Pack and Short Street, I don't glorify nor condemn any usage, nor do I wish it upon anyone.

Akashic says about their series: Thursdaze (because the weekend won’t come fast enough) features original flash fiction modeled after our Drug Chronicles Series. Each story is an original one, and each encapsulates the author’s fictional experience with drugs. Our print series has anthologized authors writing about marijuanacocainespeed, and heroin, but contributors to the web series can focus on any drug, real or imagined, controlled or prescribed, illegal or soon-to-be legalized. 

The Drug Chronicles Series: Inspired by the ongoing international success of the city-based Akashic Noir Series, Akashic created the Drug Chronicles Series. The anthologies in the series feature original short stories from acclaimed authors, each of whom focuses on their fictional experience with the title drug. Current releases in the series include The Speed Chronicles (Sherman Alexie, William T. Vollmann, Megan Abbott, James Franco, Beth Lisick, Tao Lin, etc.), The Cocaine Chronicles (Lee Child, Laura Lippman, etc.), The Heroin Chronicles (Eric Bogosian, Jerry StahlLydia Lunch, etc.), and The Marijuana Chronicles (Joyce Carol Oates, Lee Child, Linda Yablonsky, etc.).

They also have Mondays Are Murder stories every Monday, and Terrible Tuesdays (Non-fiction stories about your darling children) which are worth checking out.

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