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Tuesday, October 9, 2018

New Fiction: "Welcome Petsitter!" at Atticus Review


Delighted to have new flash fiction, "Welcome Petsitter!" at Atticus Review! Thanks to Michelle Ross and her team for giving this piece a home:

2. BATHROOMS - Please use the fan when you shower otherwise Quentin’s clothes (closet next to bathroom) get damp/mildew or whatever.

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Thursday, July 19, 2018

New fiction, "Escape Velocity," at Literary Orphans


Thrilled to see my story, "Escape Velocity," in Literary Orphans! 

"She thought astronauts were smart, brave people. She wanted to know their secrets: how they survived the G-forces without puking, how they became used to weightlessness and vacuum-packed food. How they could live in a black, soundless void millions of miles from everything familiar and feel like they belonged."

To read more, go here.

Monday, May 21, 2018

Review of The Summer She Was Under Water at Baltimore STYLE

Many thanks to Eric D. Goodman for his review of The Summer She Was Under Water at Baltimore STYLE!


In the compassionate and tender prose Michalski has become known for, she shares Sam’s desire to “save people from themselves.” Sam sacrifices her own emotional well-being to help heal her family.


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Thursday, March 8, 2018

Contributor, Grace in Darkness (Vol VIII of Grace & Gravity)

Excited to announce that my story "Great White" will appear in the volume VIII of the Gravity and Grace series, ie, Grace in Darkness. Gravity and Grace, Richard Peabody's quintessential anthology series of women writers in the Metro DC area, has found a new home (American University Press) and a new series editor (Melissa Scholes Young). I've been a big fan over the years (and even reviewed volume III in jmww). Here's hoping it'll be a staple in the region for decades to come. With the incredible wealth of women writers in the area, I don't this this is an unreasonable wish.

Friday, January 26, 2018

New Fiction, "Dominion," at Hawaii Pacific Review


I have a new story, "Dominion," up at Hawaii Pacific Review today:

"The whole three-hour trip—your mother’s chain smoking, the crushed gold and red empty cellophane cigarette wrappers sliding back and forth across the dashboard, the entire Frank Zappa discography on crackly cassette tapes, your legs sticking to the hot vinyl of the seats as you sat up in front and kept the map spread across your thighs while your little brother Owen played a hand-held asteroids game, oblivious to everything but the blip-blip-blip on the machine—has stretched you to the breaking point."

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

New nonfiction at Vol. 1 Brooklyn: "The Edge of Thirteen"


Really thrilled to have my essay "The Edge of Thirteen," in Vol. 1 Brookyn.

"The warning signs that Stevie Nicks may not have been an ethereal, free-spirited gypsy from the velvet underground were there. I just chose not to see them. When you’re young, everyone in a position of authority seems kind, affirming of you, and, most importantly, wise. Until suddenly, they aren’t. Maybe they molest you or beat you or ignore you while they’re trying to find your next stepmother or stepfather. Maybe they tell you the benevolent God that they pray to every night for salvation is sending you, specifically, to hell because Pat Robertson told them so. Or maybe they’re a drug addict. 

Stevie Nicks, to my horror, was the latter." 

To read more, go here.

Friday, December 1, 2017

New Fiction in Heavy Feather Review: "Everything Is Good Here, Too"


Excited to see my story, "Everything Is Good Here, Too" post today at Heavy Feather Review. Thanks so much to Jason Teal and everyone at HFR for the incredible product they put out:

"Everything here is alive, tense with waiting. Every take-out container, every trash bag is quiet in worry. You burrow a place to sleep in your old bed, between Thanksgiving decorations, economy-size paper towel packages, ground-bristled toothbrushes. Every consumer moment of your lives, after your father left, has been preserved, as if the presence of these things provides clues, as if their presence convinces your mom there will never again be loss."

To read more, go here.