Gingerbread Garden

Posted on 10 March 2014

I’m on Spring Break, which is glorious. Spring Break might make it possible for me to finally type up my AWP notes — because there’s nothing people love more than reading notes from a conference that was over three weeks ago. But still.

For now, I’d like to share my short-short story, “How to Tend a Balcony Garden,” which was recently published by Gingerbread House, an online publication for poetry and fiction with a magical focus. Here’s the first paragraph of my piece of flash:

First, realize that this is not the country. This is not the great stretch of green-yellow-gold fields, the big sky, the whole world. This is the city. This is a concrete balcony. This is a pile of pots that you bought and pots that you found and pots you inherited when other plants died. This is air cut with noise and smog and the cigarette smoke that drifts up from the apartment below.

Be sure to check out the rest of the issue, too, to get your fix of magic for the day.

Image: Derek Diaz



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