Wednesday, December 12, 2018

New Fiction, "The Club of the Missing," at the Cincinnati Review

"What you learn: It is so easy to disappear."

Really thrilled that The Cincinnati Review has published my story "The Club of the Missing." I love the work they've been publishing for so long, and I'm honored to be included among their contributors:

To read the story, go here

Sunday, December 2, 2018

Pushcart Nomination, "Greater Good"

So excited to receive a Pushcart nomination for my story, Gargoyle, "Greater Good." It's my fifth nomination for the Pushcart prize; maybe this will be the lucky one! Above all, I'm so grateful to Richard Peabody and the staff of Gargoyle for believing in my work.

"She will love him, honor him, comfort him, keep him in sickness and in health, forsake all others, be true to him as long as they both shall live. She will tell white lies, that she doesn’t mind if he wears the ugly green and blue-stripe golf polo to the museum or to the garden party or that his feet stink, yes, monstrously so, does he ever wash between his toes, or that the smell of beef and vodka on his breath, ruffling the air around him like waves of heat, makes her ill. She will tell not him she is not sure what love is, if she ever felt it, if she feels it for him."

To read more of "Greater Good," go here

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.

To read more, go here.

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.

To read more, go here.

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."

To read more, go here.