Ross Showalter is a short-story writer, essayist, and critic based in the Pacific Northwest. Cheryl Pappas is the author of the flash fiction chapbook The Clarity of Hunger (2021). Celeste Chen writes in her living room, which smells like turpentine.
Welcome to Micro, a podcast for short but powerful writing. I’m your host, Drew Hawkins.
Foul breath and foils, half-stories and half-truths. From the top of the stairs to the attic, enter the looking glass with three ominous shorts.
Our first piece is as layered as a flight of stairs, emphasizing the connection between past, present, and future. It’s called “Vertigo, or a Swarming of Ghosts.” It was written by Ross Showalter and published in Rejection Letters. Enjoy.
Ross Showalter is a short-story writer, essayist, and critic based in the Pacific Northwest. You can find him on Twitter and Instagram at @rosshowalter, or on his website at rossshowalter.com.
Cheryl Pappas is the author of the flash fiction chapbook The Clarity of Hunger (2021), published by Word West Press. You can find her on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook at @fabulistpappas, or on her website at cherylpappas.net.
Our third and final piece entangles roles — of parents, lovers, language, and identity — with two children and an intimate game of dress-up. Written by Celeste Chen and published in Shenandoah Literary, it’s called “Vows.” Enjoy.
Micro is edited and curated by Dylan Evers and produced and hosted by me, Drew Hawkins. Our theme song is by Matt Ordes.
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