Scott Mitchel May is a fiction writer living in Wisconsin and his work has been featured in The Maryland Literary Review, Bending Genres, Ellipses Zine, Stone of Madness, and The Bear Creek Gazette, among others. Adam Ai is a poet and US Army veteran from Los Angeles where he lives with a ghost and teaches the clock how to love. Claire Taylor lives in Baltimore, Maryland where she writes for both adult and youth audiences.
Welcome to Micro, a podcast for short but powerful writing. I’m your host, Drew Hawkins.
Mint syrup, violent currents, and glossy suds. This episode holds a lens up to everyday life and examines the profound effect of changed perspective.
First up is a piece whose speaker distances himself from his head and his body—the result both discordant and humorous. It’s called “Headcase.” It was written by Scott Mitchel May and published by Stone of Madness Press. Enjoy.
“Headcase” by Scott Mitchel May in Stone of Madness Press
Scott Mitchel May is a fiction writer living in Wisconsin and his work has been featured in The Maryland Literary Review, Bending Genres, Ellipses Zine, Stone of Madness, and The Bear Creek Gazette, among others. You can find him on Twitter at @smitchelmay, or on his website at scottmitchelmay.com
Our next piece is a poem as brief as it is filled with love. It’s called, “The Prayer That Moves Through All Things.” It was written by Adam Ai and published in Ancient Paths Literary Magazine. Enjoy.
“The Prayer That Moves Through All Things” by Adam Ai in Ancient Paths Literary Magazine
Our final piece is both a practice in mindfulness and a rejection of it, as subtle tone shifts and all-too-familiar detail ask us to pay attention to the dishes. It’s called, “Resolve.” It was written by Claire Taylor and published in Serotonin. Enjoy.
“Resolve” by Claire Taylor in Serotonin
Claire Taylor lives in Baltimore, Maryland where she writes for both adult and youth audiences. You can find her on Twitter at @ClaireM_Taylor, on Instagram at @todayweread, or on her website at clairemtaylor.com.
Micro is edited and curated by Dylan Evers, our social media is managed by M.M. Kaufman, and the show is produced and hosted by me, Drew Hawkins. Our theme song is by Matt Ordes. You can find all of the information about this episode’s writers, their featured work, and the publications where they were published, as well as a transcription of this episode in the show notes.
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