F. E. Clark lives in Scotland—she does not paint portraits. Tara Lynn Masih is author of the award-winning novel MY REAL NAME IS HANNA and editor of the acclaimed ROSE METAL PRESS FIELD GUIDE TO WRITING FLASH FICTION. Danielle Rose is the author of at first & then and The History of Mountains.
Welcome to Micro, a podcast for short but powerful writing. I’m your host, Drew Hawkins.
Portraits and pargo, fisherman and faith. Today’s episode examines what’s left behind by others – how significance changes, and legacy becomes myth.
With vibrant detail and a gothic tone, this first piece paints an unexpected picture of the artist herself. It’s called “Her Self-Portrait.” It was written by F.E. Clark for matchbook. Enjoy.
F. E. Clark lives in Scotland—she does not paint portraits. You can find her on twitter at @feclarkart, or on her website at feclarkart.com.
In case you haven’t noticed, the Micro team loves a good river story. Not only is this piece by Tara Lynn Masih set by a river–with teeth, bones, and swept-away jeeps–but it’s also written from a hypothetical perspective. It’s called “If You Had Stopped” and it was published in Press 53. Enjoy.
Tara Lynn Masih is author of the award-winning novel MY REAL NAME IS HANNA, editor of the acclaimed ROSE METAL PRESS FIELD GUIDE TO WRITING FLASH FICTION, and her latest short story collection, HOW WE DISAPPEAR, which includes this micro fiction, is forthcoming from Press 53 in September 2022. You can look her up on Goodreads, find her on Instagram at tara lynn masih, or visit her website at TaraMasih.com.
Our third and final piece interrogates the entire world in under two minutes, parsing fact from the imaginary, dust from wine. It’s called “Epistle on Sand” by Danielle Rose and was published in Whale Road Review. Enjoy.
Danielle Rose is the author of at first & then and The History of Mountains. You can find her on twitter & insta: danirosepoet.
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