Publishing News: My Short Story Gets Flushed

One of my short fiction pieces, The Other Foot, which I just recently read along with a gathering of other authors at Warren County Community College, has been selected to appear in the latest anthology from Portable Press, Uncle John’s Flush Fiction. As they describe it on their Amazon page:

Prepare to be entertained by this unique collection of short-short stories–all fewer than 1,000 words–handpicked by the master story-teller himself, Uncle John. Whatever genre you’re into–humor, mystery, romance, horror, adventure, sci-fi, or slice-of-life–it’s in here.

You’ll laugh! You’ll gasp! You’ll go places you’ve never been before thanks to some of the nation’s most talented fiction writers. So sit back and settle into these 87 tiny tales that all pack a really BIG punch!

The title “Flush Fiction” is, of course, a play on both their past “Bathroom Reader” anthologies and the literary category of short prose known as Flash Fiction. The length requirements for a piece to qualify as Flash Fiction usually depends on the whim of the publisher, and in this case The Other Foot just squeezes in under Uncle John’s one thousand word limit.

Uncle John’s Flush Fiction is now available for pre-order on, and will be populating local bookstore shelves this April.

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