Life Is Fiction
In the past year or so, I began writing short stories again. In January, I self-published "The Shrink Convention," the story of a psychoanalyst who attends a dreary Midwestern conference where she discovers a magical hat made from a colander. This fall, PANK Magazine will publish "Dash 2," which is about a married couple, the military, and ex-wives. Last month, I self-published "Famous Not Famous," a peek inside the mind of a female celebrity struggling with aging and how she attempts to hold on to her youth, her fame, and her mind. Short stories are for fiction writers who are better sprinters than marathoners. They are good reminders of one's ability to write at will, complete (micro) projects, and offer the results up to the world for others' consumption.