NANO Fiction has published my story "Gravity and Wind" in its current issue. They were kind enough to interview me for the issue as well.
I'm especially honored to be included, because this is their last issue. I will miss such a classy print journal for flash.
I had a story, "Balloons" published by them in 2010 as well. Thinking back on that story and the more recent one, I can say that I considered both of these stories tough sells for a literary magazine. They are both reflective stories, the kind that critique groups sometimes label "quiet," though one takes place while skydiving and the other involves a dead body. Despite the external action, these stories mostly move forward in the characters' thoughts and reactions. "Quiet" in critique-group speak is not usually a complement. It's code for "not enough happens." But I enjoy writing and reading stories where small shifts resonate with large consequences. I'll miss reading a journal that recognizes and publishes those stories too.
Ann Hillesland writes fiction and essays. Her work has appeared in many literary journals, including Fourth Genre, Bayou, The Laurel Review, and Sou’wester.
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