Death: none of us can escape it. We’re born; we die. Or, as people in my family have said, “None of us are getting out of this alive.”
In my flash fiction story “Dr. Temple’s Eternal Cure,” I play with the idea of choosing the timing of when we’ll die. This question was explored in The New York Times Magazine this month in their piece “The Last Day of Her Life.” The essay is about Sandy Bem, a professor of psychology at Cornell, who was diagnosed with a precursor to Alzheimer’s disease. She decided to “figure out a way to take her own life before the disease took it from her.”
My story is fiction; Sandy Bem’s story is true. But the question winds through both: should we be able to control our own death?
I’m this week’s featured story on Page & Spine! “Dr. Temple’s Eternal Cure,” a flash fiction story, will be up as part of their Reading Lamp series.
One of my stories set in Antarctica, “Journal From the Field,” has been accepted by Main Street Rag! It will be published in their print magazine. I’ll let you know when it has been released!
A new flash fiction story, “Dr. Temple’s Eternal Cure,” has been accepted by Page and Spine! Stay tuned for news about when it will appear on their site.
“A Pile of Feathers” is now in print in Tales from the Concrete Highway, a journal by Worker’s Write! I’m on page 91. Order your own print copy or a PDF of the journal from their website.
“A Pile of Feathers” has been accepted by Workers Write! This issue of the journal is titled “Tales From the Concrete Highway” and will include stories told from the driver’s point of view. They’re going to reprint “A Pile of Feathers” in their issue! The journal will come out next spring, but if you can’t wait that long, feel free to read the story in The Tower Journal, where it was originally published.