I began my public fiction career in 2014. That’s the year I won the Central Coast Writers Conference’s first place award for “Mrs. Meyer’s Morning,” a short story inspired by my mother’s battle with dementia. In 2015, I was a finalist with my flash fiction piece, “Cambrian Branch No. 256,” which tells the story of a woman who goes to an ATM for a withdrawal and learns her entire life has fallen apart.
I love short fiction because it fits neatly into our busy lives. And it’s more nourishing than a tweet. Think of these as appetizers for the novel to come.