Friday, August 19, 2022

My short story, "Her Hotel" is published in Fried Chicken and Coffee


       The story begins, She bought a hotel, on the ocean, because God told her to, but it's not a story about a hotel, per say, or the ocean.  It's 1,154 words, which is longer than my usual flash-fiction.

Photo by C. Gager
     Her Hotel, in todays Fried  Chicken and Coffee (click the link   to read it) is about a character finding spirtuality after a train wreck. It's about purchasing serenity, away from first an abusive situation, and second, just the plain old banality of life.  It's about being strong and starting fresh amongst large challenges.

     What's not true is you don't need 10 million dollars to do so. You can find your God in many places, but you can also find "not your God" in even more. 

Rusty Barnes of Fried Chicken and Coffee has been my friend for years and it should be noted he is an incredible writer. I was very excited to hear that submissions to FC and C were recently opened. I am very grateful to have had nine works of fiction, and two poems included in this journal, going back to 2009. 

Here's the full list:
Her Hotel, August 19, 2022
The Road Starts: 896, Newark, Delaware, April 30, 2016
Best Fiends, May 28, 2014
Pole, May 28, 2014
Loveville, June 19, 2012
reply to the grumpy cashier at the fast food restaurant, April 4, 2012
Exclamation for a Separation which happened long Ago, April 4, 2012
Home Invasion, November 14, 2011
The Old Place, December 31, 2010
Tenth Frame Spare, March 3, 2010
Wine and Cheese with Alexi and Natasha, September 14, 2009.

     Even more grateful that I basically cut my teeth into the flash fiction genre under the guidance of Rusty, Dave Bully, Sue Miller, Ken Clark, Ken Ryan, Nadine Darling, Cami Park, John Sharp, Lisa Yakomin, Tomi Shaw, Roy Scarbrough, John Ravinscroft, Kristen Tsetsi, Tom Doughty, Catherine Peskuski, Steve Frederick, J. Post, Gigi Dane, Lisa Dryer, Jerry Budinski, Mary Kelly,  Mary Powers,  Dee Troy, M'Bear, Nick Barnes, Terry Pearce, Uke Jackson, Jim Parks,Tammy Kitchen, Shelly Rich, Cindy Betsinger, Nathan Tyree and many, many, I have forgotten.

I am NOT the writer I am today without the help and influence of these fine workshop folks. 

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