“Knoxville” | Ripening: 2018 Anthology | National Flash Fiction Day | 11 June 2018

Thank you to editors Santino Prinzi and Allison Powell for selecting “Knoxville” for inclusion in the National Flash Fiction Day 2018 Anthology, Ripening.

This seventh annual installment was a food-themed submissions call. I just happened to be working on a love story that progresses through the menu of a little pie shop. My friend April had prompted a menu-based story.  Although the story is called “Knoxville,” the locations are an aggregation of Galway, Ireland, Charleston, South Carolina, and Nashville, Tennessee.

I happened to read “Knoxville” at a reading in NYC when a Tennessean, Niles Reddick, was in the audience and it met his approval.  I think maybe because it mentions Zig Ziglar? :o)

As of now, the story is only available in print (or via kindle), and the anthology is packed with great writing. Authors include: Alison Powell, A. E. Weisgerber, Alan Beard, Anne Summerfield, Calum Kerr, Charmaine Wilkerson, Christopher Allen, Christopher M Drew, Claire Polders, Damhnait Monaghan, David Cook, E. P. Chiew, Emily Devane,

“Knoxville” by A.E. Weisgerber inside

Frankie McMillan, Gay Degani, Gemma Govier, Helen Rye, Ingrid Jendrzejewski, Jude Higgins, Leonora Desar, Lisa Ferranti, Meg Pokrass, Megan Giddings, Nan Wigington, Nancy Stohlman, Nuala O’Connor, Rachael Dunlop, Robert Scotellaro, Santino Prinzi, Sharon Telfer, Sophie van Llewyn, Stephanie Hutton, Tara Laskowski, TM Upchurch.

That’s pretty rock and roll for a Table of Contents.  I do hope you purchase Ripening.

I’m also pleased to report that I was able to participate in NFFD ’18 two different ways this year.  Not only did “Knoxville” make it into the anthology, but my story about a lovelorn centaur, “The Groom,” appeared in the Flash Flood.