I love to write drabbles, which are a specialized type of flash fiction that are only 100 words long. They're like potato chips - you can't write just one. But while 100 words might seem easy on the surface, the difficulty lies in trying to have a complete story arc in such a short space. I find that humor usually works best, as it's just enough time for a punchline. However, sometimes a story takes a more serious turn, such as my recently published story "Breakup," which appeared in The Drabble today. It took a number of edits to get it just right. I hope you enjoy reading it.
I am a freelance writer and poet with nearly a hundred short pieces published in magazines and anthologies. When not writing, I wear multiple editing hats for the ezine Bewildering Stories. If the Walking Dead isn't on, I draw pictures and do origami meditation in Connecticut, where I live with my husband and three children. If the Walking Dead is on... shhhh! The Walking Dead is on!
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