I only teach this class ONCE a year, and it starts on Monday. Stuck at home? Bored? Scared to go outside? Want to work on your craft? This is the class for you. Flash fiction is like in cooking when you reduce a sauce—all of the flavor, none of the waste. Sign up now! TESTIMONIALS […]
Steven Woods, for “Billy.” Nik Korpon for “Gold Teeth.” Alex Mattingly for “Marbles.” Mimi Brooks for “Out Like A Lion.” Richard Thomas for “Jimmy Five Ways.” My story “Jimmy Five Ways” was one of the winners at Punchnel’s fiction contest. My good friend Nik Korpon was also a winner! All five of the stories and […]
My story “Daybreak” is up live at Stepaway Magazine. Some very kind words from editor Darren Richard Carlaw: “Thomas skilfully disturbs our perceptions of the walk, transforming it into a devastating act of catharsis, a manner of slipping from the emotional trappings of the urban carapace.”
My flash story “After She is Gone” is now live up at Shotgun Honey. When she takes it all, and you’re left with nothing but despair, what do you do? Suicide is an option—and as you wander the woods in search of a tomb, the darkness speaks to you the truth.
My guest post about Black Tickets by Jayne Anne Phillips is now live at the Emerging Writers Network for Short Story Month.
I was recently introduced to Black Tickets by Jayne Anne Phillips by my professor, Dale Ray Phillips (no relation) at Murray State University. I’m getting my MFA down there and he thought the story “Home” might help me with one of my stories for my thesis. I wasn’t expecting this work to resonate with me […]
My review of Normally Special by xTx is now live at The Nervous Breakdown. This is the debut collection from Tiny Hardcore Press and Roxane Gay. INTENSE stuff. How intense? Well, I lead off the review with this quote: “It is difficult to masturbate about your father, but not impossible, as it turns out.” This […]
One of my favorite female voices, Pela Via, is somebody who is unafraid of tension, loss, sexuality, love, and the deranged mind of a femme fatale, is writing a bunch of flash stories, 31 before her birthday. She’s on #9 right now, and these are classic Pela, so much fun to read, always surprising, always […]