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- Name: Eric D. Goodman
- Location: Baltimore-DC Area
Author who writes for a living and lives for writing. // WOMB: a novel in utero (Merge Publishing 2017) // TRACKS: A Novel in Stories (Atticus Books 2011) // FLIGHTLESS GOOSE, a storybook for children (Writers Lair Books 2008) // www.EricDGoodman.com
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Get Cracking with Crack the Spine
"Small Talk" is one of the stories I wrote during my morning ritual at the Ox-Bow artist colony. On that writing retreat, I was revising Womb: a novel in utero.
Each morning, I would warm up by sitting on the couch in my studio and reading an entry in John Steinbeck's Journal of a Novel. Then, I'd sit at my desk and write a few pages of flash fiction. Some of those exercises resulted in throwaways. A few, like "America Land," "The Bell," and "Girl 2, 5, or 7" made their way to publication.
So it is with "Small Talk."
Be sure to leave a comment about the story in the issue's comments section to boost the chances of seeing "The Bell" ring in Crack the Spine's next print anthology!