Jessica June Rowe is an author, playwright, and the fiction editor of Exposition Review. Sylvia Petter, an Australian in Austria, writes short, long, serious, sexy and fun. Lindsey Danis is a Hudson Valley-based writer whose work has appeared in Longreads, New World Writing, and The Sunlight Press, among other places.
Welcome to Micro, a podcast for short but powerful writing. I’m your host, Drew Hawkins.
A thousand fractals, bay leaves, and the strangeness of double yolks. This episode centers around transformation and rebirth, with a blend of speculative fiction and creative nonfiction. Enjoy!
Our first piece is a delightfully fulfilling transformation—not for the speaker, but for her grandmother. It’s called “Underage.” It was written by Jessica June Rowe and published in Atlas and Alice on April 8, 2021. Enjoy.
“Underage” by Jessica June Rowe in Atlas and Alice
Jessica June Rowe is an author, playwright, and the fiction editor of Exposition Review; her own writing has been featured on multiple pages and stages, as well as stamped in concrete on one sidewalk in Valencia, CA, where she currently lives. You can find her on Twitter at @willwrite4chai or on her website at willwriteforchai.com.
Our second piece merges the mythical with the mundane, and a unique supermarket find. It’s called “The Wishbone.” It was written by Sylvia Petter and published by Reflex Fiction on April 19, 2017. Enjoy.
“The Wishbone” by Sylvia Petter in Reflex Fiction
Our final piece is about eggs. But it’s also not about eggs. Eggs are the lens through which we see the speaker’s trajectory, and the medium through which we see her change. It’s titled “The Way a Person Does One Thing is the Way They Do Everything: Eggs.” It was written by Lindsey Danis and published in (mac)ro(mic) on March 22, 2021. Enjoy.
“Eggs” by Lindsey Danis in (mac)ro(mic)
Lindsey Danis is a Hudson Valley-based writer whose work has appeared in Longreads, New World Writing, and The Sunlight Press, among other places. You can find her on Twitter @lindseydanis, on Instagram @lindsey.danis.writer, or on her website at lindseydanis.com.
Micro is edited and curated by Dylan Evers, our social media is managed by fellow curator 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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