Story @ Matchbook

I have a new story called "Explaining Our Presence" up at Matchbook today (thanks, Edward and Brian...), as well as a corresponding critical thought on the text. This journal is crazy-bananas good, each author contributing a story, along with thoughts on their story or on literature itself, presented diptychally. Stories stay up on the main page for two weeks. The archives are packed with great work by J.A. Tyler, Amy McDaniel, Meg Pokrass, Michelle Reale, Michelle Droeske, Maura Stanton, and a great work of hopscotch by Scott Garson...

Matchbook also has a new blog, with many interesting goodies to check out...

And, finally, big thanks to the one and only Matt Bell for posting some of my critical thought/response on his blog...

8 comments:

Mel Bosworth said...

Excellent, Eric. I like Matchbook and I like you and your story in Matchbook. I like.

Eric Beeny said...

Thanks, Mel. I likes you, too...

J. Michael Wahlgren said...

Great piece.

Eric Beeny said...

Thanks, J...

Ethel Rohan said...

That last layered line really opens this piece up, Eric, and left me wondering about the relationship between the narrator and mother--it feels charged and is a wonderful, intriguing note to end on.

Eric Beeny said...

Thank you, Ethel. I'm happy you liked it...

Charles Lennox said...

just read this today and somehow knew it was you. "The stories I write rainbow toward magical realism" i liked this description in your Critical Thoughts.

Eric Beeny said...

Thanks, Charles. Good to hear from you...