recommendations – Maria Deira writing, writing, lupus fighting Thu, 13 Apr 2017 17:08:17 +0000 en-US hourly 1 42086538 Good Read Recommendation and Update Wed, 02 Nov 2011 04:23:16 +0000 Read more

You might want to wander over to McSweeney’s Internet Tendency and read The Other Whale Tale by Robert Edward Sullivan. Really, mosey on over. Clickety-click before you miss out!

In Maria Deira news, my writing mojo was recently smothered by illness and medication, but I’m working it out. In the process of putting together a chapbook of my surreal flash fiction and looking forward to a local reading by Aimee Bender this month.


Good Fiction, Free Fiction Thu, 23 Jun 2011 00:26:20 +0000 Read more

Here’s a list of stories from around the web that I think are worth reading:

After October by Ben Burgis @ GigaNotoSaurus

Peerless by Karen Munro @ Strange Horizons

Not so free, but Oh So Good!

I hope you’ve listened to my story “The Giant of Malheur Park” via PodCastle. The reading, by Anna Schwind, was excellent; she made each character and every scene stand out. Brava, Anna!

If you’d like to read the story, hold a copy of it in your hands, look at print on paper, then I suggest you get yourself a copy of Kaleidotrope #10, where “The Giant…” originally appeared.

$5 for the print copy
$2.99 for the ebook


Recommended Reading Tue, 26 Apr 2011 16:01:36 +0000 Read more

A great poem and two fantastic flash fiction stories I’ve found online. Click on story/poem title to read the entire piece.

Tonight I Know by Shweta Narayan

You, / star-garlanded; clouds / your laughing breath.

Additional Results by Robert Sullivan (Hey! I work with this talented dude.)


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Thin by Sara Kate Ellis

Here’s how bad the epidemic was. Nobody noticed.

Short Story Recommendations & A Review Mon, 10 Jan 2011 13:57:35 +0000 Read more

Work, with Occasional Moleman by Lavie Tidhar in January’s issue of Giganotosaurus

Swallow by Rebecca Leece in MONKEYBICYCLE

Fortune Factory by Peter Kispert in the December issue of Word Riot

There’s a new and insightful review of my story This Is Me American Style at Short Story Reader. I hadn’t read this blog before, but will be going back for additional story recommendations and reviews. Thanks, Short Story Reader!

GigaNotoSaurus Acceptance! Wed, 29 Dec 2010 19:54:31 +0000 Woot! My story “Somewhere the Desert Hides a Well” was recently accepted by GigaNotoSaurus.

Look for it in late 2011! In the meantime, check out stories by Ruth Nestvold and Yoon Ha Lee in recent issues of the webzine, edited by science fiction author Ann Leckie.