The Splendid Mendicants

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.

I hope you enjoy my little fable – click here to read ‘The Splendid Mendicants’ at Slink Chunk Press.

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.



  1. Keep up the good work on this blog site. Just went back and reread “The Splendid Mendicants” and loved it all over again! Congrats to SLINK CHUNK PRESS for finally discovering your genius-level writings. MOM

    January 20, 2015
  2. Dad said:

    You took me on the hike. Nice. Thanks

    December 19, 2014
    • Carrie said:

      Thanks Dad!

      December 19, 2014

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