C WORDS:
CULTURE, CRAFT AND C*NT STUFF
from Amy Lee Lillard

April 3, 2018

I'm late to the short story party, and even later to flash. For some reason I always associated story length with quality and depth. This is not the last time I'll be proven a real dum-dum. 

Some excellent sources of flash fiction I've been reading lately: 

CHEAP PO...

March 17, 2018

Fear not, friends. I am not recommending a book about Florida. Instead, I'm recommending a book about a woman that gets into junior high teaching because of her thing for prepubescent boys. 

Short sell: Nutting creates a woman character you've probably never seen before...

March 16, 2018

Back in the fall, "Head Like a Hole" was named to the 2017 Berlin Writing Prize short list. The cool folks over at The Reader in Berlin pulled this list into a beautiful anthology that hit my mailbox today. I read the other stories, and I'm wowed - and a bit intimidate...

March 12, 2018

Sure, it's an Amazon series. But forget that. Read this book. 

Short sell: It's hilarious, ballsy, and devastating. Kraus' writing style and craft is fascinating, and I'm already writing a bit different as a result.

Long sell: I go deeper in an essay focused on the novel...

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