Eric Scot Tryon is the Founding Editor of Flash Frog. Mallory Smart is a Chicago-based writer and is the Editor-in-Chief of the publishing house, Maudlin House. David Byron Queen lives in New York and runs the independent publishing company word west press.
Welcome to Micro, a podcast for short but powerful writing. I’m your host, Drew Hawkins.
This episode is another installment in our Editor Edition series, where each of the writers you’ll hear are editors at their own publications, and they’ll be reading their own work that was published in another publication. In this show, we have three pieces of microfiction that grapple with complicated emotions and one very strange house fixture.
Up first is a piece that creates an entire relationship and its complications using description of a place, translation, and language. It’s called “That Was the Year We”. It was written by Eric Scot Tryon and published by X-R-A-Y Literary Magazine. Enjoy!
Eric Scot Tryon is the Founding Editor of Flash Frog. He lives with his wife and daughter in Pleasant Hill, California. You can find him on Twitter at @EricScotTryon, or on his website at ericscottryon.com.
This next piece is a relatable mood, with all the fixtures of modern life; Postmates, social media, and Ted Bundy on Netflix. It’s called “Mood: Ted Bundy Representing Himself at His Own Trial”. It was written by Mallory Smart and published by Rejection Letters on May 17, 2021. Enjoy!
“Mood: Ted Bundy Representing Himself at His Own Trial” by Mallory Smart in Rejection Letters
Mallory Smart is a Chicago-based writer and is the Editor-in-Chief of the publishing house, Maudlin House. You can find her on Twitter at @malsmart, on Instagram at @malsmart, or on her website at mallorysmart.com.
In this final piece of microfiction, the power of repetition comes into play, with the title phrase building in emphasis until…you’ll have to listen and find out. It’s called “A Man in the House”. It was written by David Byron Queen and published by New South on March 27, 2018. Enjoy!
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