Managing Editor Camille Gooderham Campbell e-mailed me yesterday to let me know four of my five flash fiction stories published at Every Day Fiction during the magazine’s second year (September 1, 2008 to August 31, 2009) will be included in The Best of Every Day Fiction 2009.
They aren’t a thing alike.
I Must to the Barber’s Chair is a gentle love story. It appeared the first day of the publishing year — September 1. In His Prime (October 16) is speculative fiction, a time-travel story involving one of boxing’s most famous champions. Oh, Woman of Easy Virtue (November 21) is a snarky bit of whimsical word play. Upon the Doorsteps (January 22 — my birthday) is a somber mother-daughter encounter that just might be a ghost story.
I love each one and each for a different reason. And I’m so pleased they appeared at Every Day Fiction.
Thank you, Camille.