Some flash (& not-so-flash) fiction

I’m working on a long journal entry thing called Public vs. Private Self and it’s proving a bigger task than I thought. It needs a lot of revision (stay tuned), so for today I’m going to share two quick bits of fiction and nonfiction instead. These are some of the first things I recommend to people because they’re powerful, fast reads, and they really inspire me.

Kelly Link’s “Catskin” is a raw fantasy, fairy tale sort of deal.
And Lidia Yuknavitch’s “Blood Red Desk” is truer to life, but with that same edgy tone.
(Thanks to my old writing professor, Anna Joy Springer, for originally recommending them.)
Oh, and as I’m writing my post, I’m listening to the new Florence and the Machine.
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