Feed by M.T. Anderson (Review)

Feed by M.T. Anderson My rating: 5 of 5 stars Feed by M.T. Anderson offers a dead accurate portrayal of our current moment dressed in the clothes of a dystopian science fiction future. This deceptively simple, clever story is the literary lovechild of The Great Gatsby and A Clockwork Orange. Anderson offers a unsettling critique […]

Fellside by M.R. Carey | Goodreads Review

Fellside by M.R. Carey My rating: 3 of 5 stars A slow but rewarding build. Carey weaves several seemingly disparate, disjointed threads together into an ultimately satisfying resolution. I was most impressed by Carey’s ability to give physical, cinematic form to metaphysical concepts of dream and death. The story didn’t carry me along at first. […]

Roadside | Flash Fiction

The only thing left is a photograph. Lilian holds it carefully, taking pains not to wrinkle or smudge. She studies the image, trying to imagine what the girl pictured of 28 years ago might possibly be thinking. Ten years old, she stands, smiling into the camera where her mother and father are watching her and […]

From the Sea | Flash Fiction

Note: This is a piece of flash fiction I wrote at Campbell Folk School last weekend. I had the opportunity to read it and really bummed some people out. They were much relieved when I told them this is all made up. It didn’t happen. My grandmother is doing well. We have never stood in […]

This Tree. Specific.

I became friends with a tree this weekend. Campbell Folk School is a very community-centered place, so I arrived fully expecting to make new friends. I met many fine people from all walks of life and from all over the country. I did not expect the closest of those friends to be the tree outside […]

Crafting Community: Impressions of Campbell Folk School

We come to Campbell Folk School to craft some thing – a bowl, a scarf, a decorative rod of forged steel, a poem. We come to study and practice our crafts and, in the learning, we create for ourselves an entire community. Find your community, the instructor tells us. This is imperative. Make a commitment […]