Great news – my flash fiction piece ‘The Splendid Mendicants’ has been published in the second issue of Slink Chunk Press. I’m really excited to be a part of this new online journal showcasing the work of diverse writers and artists from around the world.
I wrote this story while going through a writing-prompt phase inspired by the subjects of spam emails. One of my favorites advised ‘Treat Your Disease With Our Splendid Mendicants!’ I like to pretend I’m smart, but I had no idea what a mendicant might be, so I looked it up. Maybe the spam author wanted to say ‘medications’ not monks, I don’t know…but then my story was born. It’s also part of a series I like to call my SuperNature series. I write about Mother Nature getting the upper hand and not the blame.
Even better, you can see and hear me read the beginning of the story online! Tonight we had a google hangout for Slink Chunk Story Time. I joined forces with editor Tegan Elizabeth and poet Vanessa Willoughby to provide you with some literary entertainment. Vanessa read her poem ‘Self-Immolation Means I Love You’, and the three of us had a great time. Click here to see the broadcast!
Thanks to Unsplash for the trees photo.