My essay “The Glass Slipper” on the original Cinderella fairy tale by Charles Perrault is in Empty Mirror. LINK 1
My flash fiction “The XYZ Affair” is in the debut issue of Bending Genres. The last three letters of the alphabet want to secede. LINK 2
Porridge Magazine posted my fiction “Second Reply to Gripegut,” inspired by pugnacious theorists such as Max Weber. LINK
Queen Mob’s Tea House posted my “American Cities,” three profiles from the Geosophical series: Leisuria, Youngtown, and Beh. Thanks to editor Reb Livingston. LINK
Poydras Review of New Orleans posted my essay “Cobble Hill,” on the Brooklyn neighborhood circa 1980. LINK
Idle Ink posted my flash fiction “Glott,” the life story of a man who talks. LINK
The online magazine Subtle Fiction from New Zealand posted my short story “Hardware.” Shakewell Hardware is a family business in Hapsburg, Virginia, but the family is losing interest. Long-time clerk Ernie Watkins can help. LINK
The Wild Word, an English-language online magazine in Berlin, posted my short story “The Gift.” LINK Nora loses her job and receives a Secret Santa gift, a small carved stone with a mysterious inscription.
Moonchild Magazine posted my futurist story “Lunaport” under the tab “more magic.” LINK An imaginary city on the moon.
The Summerset Review posted my post-Civil War story “A True Love Knot.” LINK In Hapsburg, Virginia, the industrialist and eligible bachelor Raphael Poindexter starts a “female academy.” He and the headmaster, both from Boston, marry two in the first class of graduates.
On a day when the United States announces it will move its embassy in Israel to Jerusalem, Tuck Magazine posted my essay on an ancient tunnel under the city. Attributed to King Hezekiah in the Bible, the tunnel may have inspired stories of “forts” and “underground passages” in the Shenandoah Valley in Virginia. LINK
Tuck Magazine, whose editor is Michael Organ, posted my essay “Confederate Statues.” Apart from those at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville has five remarkable bronze statues, some of which will be removed for political reasons. LINK
As its flash of the month for October, the British website The Word Factory posted my flash fiction “Ballet of the Discalced Carmelites,” dancing nuns. LINK