Jesse Goolsby on Flash Fiction

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March 26, 2017

In a follow-up to our congratulations to author Jesse Goolsby on the inclusion of his Pleiades story, "Waist Deep at Hapuna," in Best Small Fictions 2017, Pleiades editor Phong Nguyen asked Goolsby three questions about the story and flash fiction. His answers are below. Be sure to check out the anthology and issue 36.2, in which you can find the story. Purchase a subscription to Pleiades here. - Pleiades: What ...

Dept of Congratulations: Jesse Goolsby

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March 26, 2017

Congratulations to Jesse Goolsby, whose story, "Waist Deep at Hapuna," will be republished in The Best Small Fictions 2017.  "Waist Deep in Hapuna" was first published in Pleiades issue 36.2. For a sneak peek, read the excerpt below, then purchase a subscription to Pleiades here. - "Waist Deep in Hapuna" by Jesse Goolsby - I'm an active-duty Air Force officer and I don't want to die. - Urgency is my ...

The Craft of Intersectionality: Teaching Revision 13

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March 19, 2017

This is a continuation of our posts on teaching revision, most recently this one. If you’d like to contribute a guest post or response, please contact me at m [dot] salesses [at gmail etc.]. About a week ago a writer friend posted something on Facebook about a student not wanting to make her story clear and comparing it to "Hills Like White Elephants." The point being, I guess, to argue for ambiguity as a kind of ...

Revising the Self: Teaching Revision 12

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March 15, 2017

This is a continuation of our posts on teaching revision. If you’d like to contribute a guest post or response, please contact me at m [dot] salesses [at gmail etc.]. I'm teaching my revision-only course again this Spring, and though there is some repetition from the last time, including some repeated revision prompts (see here and here for old examples--I'll post any new ones once the course has wrapped up), because of ...