A heartfelt ‘thank you’ to editor Sheldon Lee Compton for selecting this piece for the May issue of The Airgonaut.
The Airgonaut has been on my ‘publication wishlist’ ever since I started reading and writing flash fiction, last year in May. In its webpages I discovered stories that I still enjoy reading and re-reading, like Michelle Elvy’s Up The Creek: Mythical Man, Alina Stefanescu’s Once and the Wench, Paul Beckman’s Code Red, or AE Weisberger’s Puppah Fish and so many more. So today is a big writerly day for me.
The Low People in Our Family is the opening chapter of one of the two versions of my novella-in-flash. The setting in the woods is very close to my heart. It’s based on an actual picnic place where my parents used to drive us for open-air grills on Easter and the First of May (ha!). The picnic spot makes two more appearances in my novella: in the story Ripping, published by Chicago Literati last year in December and in the penultimate chapter (that you’ll probably read when I finally find a publisher for my manuscript).
So here is the link to my story:
I hope you’ll enjoy reading it and wish you a fantastic day!