Baby Shoes flash fiction anthology / Coloradoan article on author Colum McCann

Happy New Year! Wishing you good reads and writing success in 2015.

I have two announcements:

1) Here’s a link to my Dec. 28, 2014 Coloradoan article on Colum McCann’s inspiration for his novel LET THE GREAT WORLD SPIN: “Author seeks beauty in the dark.”

The article was a companion piece to my post about McCann’s writing process.

2) My flash fiction “Expiration Date” has been accepted for publication in the forthcoming BABY SHOES Flash Fiction Anthology! Here’s an excerpt:

When life expectancy hit 95 years of age, married people around the world shouted, “Enough!”

And just like that, the institution of marriage was reinvented.

Marriage licenses became contracts you could renew on your anniversary. Or not.

If you opted out, it was “good-bye and good luck.” No hard feelings, no divorce fees, no guilt. The marriage simply expired.

Attorneys protested, of course. So did politicians.

But no one paid any attention to them.

Check out the Facebook page for this exciting anthology, to be published in February. It will contain 100 stories (of no more than 1,000 words) by 100 different writers, including distinguished authors Walter J. Williams, Danika Dinsmore, Linda Needham, and Joe Lansdale. The Kickstarter campaign begins in a few days. I will share details soon.

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