Jenn Brissett’s story “Secrets of the Sea” shortlisted for the Million Writers Award


Jennifer Brissett has been named as one of the authors in the storySouth Million Writers Award notable stories of 2012.  She was included for her story “Secrets of the Sea” which appeared in the online publication The Future Fire.

The stories will now be judged to pick out the top ten. Congratulations to all those who made the short list!

New story in Voluted Tales


The Sad Old Lady

Voluted Dreams — a special issue of the online publication Voluted Tales — is out, and with it, my story “The Sad Old Lady.”

The story is sort of a thought experiment about expectations: What we expect our lives will be like when we’re young, how things often don’t work out the way we think they will — and how we handle that gap between what we thought would happen and what actually does.

Besides the fact that the story has been published in Voluted Dreams, I’m especially pleased because, along with a group of other stories, there is an interview with the very talented writer (and a good friend) Rick Bowes, whose most recent book is Dust Devil on a Quiet Street.

Voluted Dreams is not a free online publication; it costs $2/month or $20/year. But hey! You could do worse…