I’m in a writers’ group that meets on Zoom, though before the pandemic we met in person. Every week, we do a writing prompt: someone gives a page number, and our organizer picks a word from a huge dictionary. We write for five minutes. In this example, the word is: Revving. Sometimes I end up writing two short, unrelated “stories” instead of one.
Witchfinder Alito was crossing a street, when he heard the revving of an engine. As he turned to look, a large black SUV charged straight at him.
Now that it was legal for white supremacists to run over nonviolent protestors in the state of Iowa, she revved up her engine at sight of a man wearing a bright red “Made America Great Again” baseball cap.
I am delighted to announce that Twelve House Books will publish my story “The Cat of the House of Usher” in the anthology Poesque, and Cloaked Press published my story “Theater Patron” in Kaleidoscope — A Queer Anthology. Proceeds for the latter go to The Trevor Project.