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If You Need Me, I Will Be Over Here Renaming Aisles in the CVS

by Amy Rossi


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[Editor’s Note: Click on the triptych for a full view.]

Amy Rossi is an MFA candidate in fiction at Louisiana State University. She is currently working on an “If You Need Me” flash series. You can find her work online in journals such as decomP, Monkeybicycle, and Hobart, and you can find her in a room by quoting Road House.

What did you like about the triptych challenge?

I was first drawn to the triptych challenge because the samples and description sounded like the perfect way to marry my interest in flash fiction and my pop culture sensibilities. Seldom do I find myself thinking about interesting factoids, narrative backstory, and my own motives as a writer simultaneously. What I ended up liking most of all was how the challenge inspired me to examine my word choice at a much closer level than I normally do in order to get the most out of each column.

News

Congrats to the Best Small Fictions nominations from Matter Press for Compressed Creative Arts: Sara Backer’s “Oh, What a Night”; Dan Crawley’s “Powers”; Jill Talbot’s “Malahat Highway on Boxing Day”; Christopher Allen’s “Falling Man;” and Kathy Fish’s “Five Micros.”

Submissions

Poetry, creative nonfiction, and fiction/prose poetry submissions is now open. Check out our new category triptychs! The submission period closes June 15, 2019; submit here.

Upcoming

04/15 • Mason Binkley
04/17 • Michelle Ross
04/18 • C.R. Resetarits (1 of 4)
04/22 • Stuart Gunter
04/24 • Soren James
04/25 • C.R. Resetarits (2 of 4)
04/29 • M. McCune
05/01 • Julie Benesh
05/02 • C.R. Resetarits (3 of 4)
05/06 • Hannah Austin
05/08 • J. Bradley
05/09 • C.R. Resetarits (4 of 4)
05/13 • Kathy Kehrili
05/15 • Jennifer Moore
05/20 • Clint Margrave
05/22 • Leah Griesmann
05/27 • Natasha Sajé
05/29 • Carolyn Oliver