This is going to be short and late. He’s a recap of what went down here on The Uninitiated in March. It was eventful. Still recovering.
-“On a Train from the Place Called Valentine” was published in Boulevard! Read the recap here.
-“Shame Cycle” was short-listed for the PRISM Fiction Contest. Final word should be coming down any time now. Eagerly awaiting the results.
-I interviewed Sigrid Nunez for the Prairie Schooner blog.
-We had a baby! More photos of Clara Lynne Wheeler and family can be found here.
Personal Rejection Notes, Requests for More, and Other Nice Versions of No Thanks
Five Points for “Forget Me”; Massachusetts Review for “Attend the Way”; One Story for “Impertinent, Triumphant”; and, of course, “Shame Cycle” is a finalist for the PRISM Fiction Contest.
The Sojourn by Andrew Krivek. Pretty good. Character deaths seemed to occur at very convenient times, plot-wise. A small thing that is quite common, but it wore on me in this novel. Maybe because death was so frequent.
Signed, Mata Hari by Yannick Murphy.
The Missing of the Somme by Geoff Dyer. A fascinating examination of the mechanisms of remembrance in relation to war.
Flatscreen by Adam Wilson.