Mad, bad, and dangerous to know

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Girl, don’t date him.

Here is a story about Lord Byron being a bad boyfriend. It appears in the final issue of Alice Blue, whose editors, Sarah Gallien and Will Gallien, published one of my first stories ever. I’m honoured to contribute to the final AB in the company of many fine writers, and am glad, too, that this little story has found an excellent home.

 

Recording of “You Play With Dolls” up at Black Warrior Review Website

Two-Faced Baby DollDear Readers: I love dolls.

My essay, “You Play With Dolls,” an exploration of creativity and storytelling and, well, dolls, appears in Black Warrior Review 41.2. If you want a preview or you just can’t stand to read any more sentences, BWR has shared a recording of me reading an excerpt here.

As a sidenote, it’s always really awkward to record yourself reading, especially when you’re also trying to keep a nearby hound from scratching or jingling his collar tags while you do it.