September 23, 2009

From the Baltimore City Paper... contribution to "The Storytellers: 27 Writers on 27 Short Stories from 27 Authors"

Ernest Hemingway's "Hills Like White Elephants"
The American, the girl, a flat conversation, a nearly featureless landscape. Every quiet adjective, every sparing adverb cherry-picking silenced ache from the lives you've lived. It's happening somewhere right now. My life as a writer has two phases: what came before "please please please please please please please," and what came after. Gaps that can't be bridged or forgotten. (Jamie Gaughran-Perez)

Other contributions include Adam Robinson on Ryan Call's "I Pilot My Bed Deep Into the Night"; Justin Sirois on Breece Pancake's "Trilobites"; and many other quick 60-words-or-less bits worth reading. Go go go, aleady.

Mine is way too American Poet Voice, huh? C'est dommage.