Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Naughty, Naughty - Meg Pokrass & Jack Swenson

Scaring away people as if they were predatory—his eyes like packed snow, he would kiss me, sucking a bottle of wine between breaths.

Naughty, Naughty is a collection of gently erotic flash fiction pieces, by Meg Pokrass & Jack Swenson. It is the first collection by Pokrass and Swenson work combined.

From the forward by Sam Rasnake:
"This collection blends Swenson's striking, straight-forward story-telling with Pokrass' unsettling, exciting approach to flash and poetry - a style she must surely bask in. Swenson's voice - sometimes comic, sometimes demanding - is at ease with the landscape it creates - and he accomplishes this with invisible seams. Nothing out of place, and no way to imagine the works unfolding in a different manner. Pokrass always wows, always makes the reader feel uneasy - in a brilliant, almost cinematic way - story after story. Surprise and wit are her weapons."

Author Bios:
Meg Pokrass is an editor for Smokelong Quarterly and her writing appears in Gigantic, Gargoyle, Wigleaf, Annalemma, among others. One of Meg’s stories was selected for Wigleaf’s Top 50 Flash Fiction 2009, and recently again, two stories in Wigleaf’s short longlist 2010. Meg has been nominated for Best of the Web and the Pushcart Prize. Her new collection of flash fiction, Damn Sure Right by Press 53 comes out in 2011. Meg loves lobsters and lives with her creative family and seven animals in San Francisco.

Jack Swenson was born with a pencil in his hand. He has been scribbling one thing or another for many years. He lives in Fremont, CA, where he also teaches a writing class at the local Senior Center. His age is a secret, but he is no spring chicken. His stories have appeared in Pindeldyboz, Ghoti, Wigleaf, Metazen, Staccato, and many other online and print journals.

Meg Pokrass and Jack Swenson: Naughty, Naughty
paperback, 120 pages, 12.95

related links: short stories

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