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Silence

by Liz Hedgecock


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Silence


Liz Hedgecock lives in the north of England, and fits in as much writing as she can in the spaces between work and childrearing. She writes mostly short stories, but is also working on something longer. She’s thrilled to be part of the FlashDogs writing community, which has recently released its first anthology. Tweets, blogs and further information can be found at @lizhedgecock and http://lizhedgecock.wordpress.com

What surprising, fascinating stuff can you tell us about the origin, drafting, and/or final version of “Silence”?

The story of Silence came first, as a response to a photograph of a door. Its supporting columns were written much more quickly, through reflecting on why I had written the story I had. I was amazed at how much biographical information I had managed to include in a story about a monk, and that has made me think about my own writing process.

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

03/18 • Tamara Gane
03/20 • Tiff Holland
03/25 • Sara Crowley
03/27 • Hannah van Didden
04/01 • Ian Mahler
04/08 • Cindy Hunter Morgan
04/15 • Mason Binkley