Under Reconstruction!

I recently moved our website to a new host, and in the process, I lost some files, mainly my posts from 2016-2018. I hope to reconstruct the main content and media from that time period.

Thanks for your patience!


We had a fabulous group for March 4th

We are so grateful to all our fabulous readers. The works we had last night were outstanding!

Authors & Works:

Juliet Halprin Jackson, co-founder and co-curator, Play On Words, “Yells in the Night” and “Thanksgiving in Space” https://playonwordsssj.wordpress.com/

Betsy Miller, “Falling” www.ThinkingInkPress.com

Marilyn Fahey, “Elephant,” published in Dragonfly Press ezine, DNA, January 2015, http://www.dragonflypress-ca.com/dragonfly-ezine/

Renée M. Schell, “Destination Vienna”

Tommy Mouton, former Steinbeck Fellow, “Turnbow”

Tarn Wilson, “The First Time I Was Drunk,” Excerpt from memoir, The Slow Farm, Ovenbird Books, 2014 tarnwilson.com

Lita Kurth, “The Bride”

Michael Karpa, Excerpt from Between Countries, www.mikekarpa.com

Victoria M. Johnson, “The Girls’ Room” published in Three, PushPen Press, 2014 http://VictoriaMJohnson.com



January’s line up had a full house to hear their fabulous works!

January 21, 2015

Our Line Up:

Erica Goss, “The Day I Let a Strange Boy Shoot My Dog With a BB Gun”

Byddi Lee, “The Lamb”

Kalyn Josephson, “The 7:23 Bus”

Amanda Williamsen, “Seafood,” published in Fall, 2014 New Ohio Review (6).

Sana Rafi, “Coffee Stains”

Donnelle C. McGee, “Ghost Man,” published 2015, Sibling Rivalry Press.

Casey Bernasconi, “No Love, No Clothes”

Zoe Mahoney, “Faint Bewilderment”

Pratibha Kelapure, “Fog”

Maria Judnick, “A Swim Lesson,” forthcoming at GroundBreakHers.

Tania Martin, Excerpt from a longer story, “Miracle Ticket”

Schedule change for January!!

Due to a schedule conflict we have bumped our January 14th event to the 21st!

Bring in the New Year with some great stories and inspiration! Share your work or just come and listen to our wonderful readers. We look forward to seeing you all there!

Flash Fiction Forum @ The Spoken Word Lounge (Anne & Mark’s Art Party 2014)

Sorry I’m posting this out of sequence – we had a mini Flash Fiction Forum at the Art Party with six flasher on September 20th. What a magical night! So many talented writers joined us, and David Perez supplied poetry on demand for an art hungry crowd.

Our line-up:

Bob Dickerson (Ina Johnson on Banjo), “On Some Verses of Virgil”, and “Bear Hunting”

Gary Singh, “Flea Market Shades,” and “Racetrack Massacre”

Tania Martin, “Pink Suitcase”

Tarn Wilson, “The Week I learned My Father Would Die,” and “My Czechoslovakian Plastic Surgeon”

Frances Lefkowitz, “Thorns,” originally published in Superstition Review, http://superstitionreview.asu.edu/issue9/nonfiction/franceslefkowitz, and “A Tighter Spiral” published in CounterexamplesPoetic.com

Tommy Mouton, excerpt from “What We Do Cherish”


October’s Forum

So cool to have every seat in the house taken!!! Thanks to everyone for coming out and supporting us.

Our line up:

Kirsten Chen, “Boys on the Roof”

Jennifer Swanton Brown, “Santa Ynez, Patron Saint of Bodily Purity, Waits in a Bar Downtown,” and “Pit Bull”

Renée M. Schell, “Jack”

Allison Landa, “Getting To Know You”

Kevin Sharp, “In Blackest Night”

Noorulain Noor, “Monsoon in Lahore”

Lita Kurth, “Sorry I Ate Your Goldfish”

Liz Nguyen, “Touch Me Barbie”

Dallas Woodburn, “Girafe”

Carol Park, “The Question of Alarm”

Tania Martin, “Empathy Lost and Found”


Our 1 Year Anniversary at Works Gallery!

Thanks to all who participated in our August Flash Fiction Forum. It was a special night with outstanding readings and a great audience. A big shout out to Works for hosting us and providing such a great space.

Authors and Works:

Tommy Mouton, Stienbeck Fellow, San Jose State University, “Those That Walk”

Karie Stephens, “Happily”

Leslie Hoffman, “On Our Way Home”

Kathleen De Azevedo, excerpt from “The Day of St. John,” published in Boston Review, June 2000, available online http://www.bostonreview.net/fiction/kathleen-de-azevedo-day-saint-john

Pratibha Kelapure, “Running Water”

Ken Weisner, “The Builder” published in The Sacred Geometry of Pedestrians (2002, Hummingbirds Press)

Julia Halprin Jackson, co-founder, Play on Words, Nos. 9, 10, 13,& 37 from the series, What We Write About When We Write About Love

Lita Kurth, “Autobiography of the Letter A”

Cludia Monpere, “The Cleaning Woman”

Lucy Filppu, “We Are Told”

Sarah Kobrinsky, Emeryville Poet Laureate, “To the Tooth,” published in Berkeley Fiction Review, 2010

Victoria M. Johnson, “BooKstore Chat”