Eric Beeny blurs the line between prose and poetry in this collection of 15 short stories. His seemingly-simple tales of the way we cope with love and loss are woven into a rhythmic cloth. Rich in detail, even the Twitter-sized stories leave an afterimage. Five of the 15 stories make their exclusive debut amidst the hand-sewn pages of this chapbook.
"A quaint and mysterious little collection that balances the unreal and real. Eric Beeny writes with a child-like wonder, resulting in powerful surreal images, and a yearning for human connection. It's a satisfying balancing act that I enjoyed immensely. I'm looking forward to the next thing Eric Beeny does." — Shane Jones, author of Light Boxes (PGP, 2009; Penguin, 2010)
An excerpt from the chapbook, combined with video snippets from the chapbook's construction process is up in the Folded Word youtube channel: Snowing Fireflies by Eric Beeny.
Eric Beeny is the author of The Dying Bloom (Pangur Ban Party, 2009), Of Creatures (Gold Wake Press, 2011) and Pseudo-Masochism (Medulla Publishing, 2011). His stories and poems have appeared both online and in print. He lives in Buffalo, NY.
About Folded Word (+PicFic + unFold + Heron)
Folded Word is an independent press that continually seeks new ways of connecting readers to new literary voices. Though we do sell our books and chapbooks, we offer free poetry and fiction to the public in our Twitter-zines PicFic and unFold, as well as our print broadside, Heron. We also value craftsmanship, both of literary works and the medium in which they are rendered--as demonstrated by our handcrafted Signature Series chapbooks. Folded Word is managed by J.S. Graustein with the support of Rose Auslander, Ben White, and the entire Folded family of contributors.
Eric Beeny: Snowing Fireflies
short story collection
hand-crafted copies $10 / $12 (signed)
related links: the human condition, modern fiction, short stories