Wednesday 3 August 2011

The I-Story, Part II: The Flashlight Voice, by Marko Fong

Marko Fong discusses first person present tense stories, referring to “Haircut” by Ring Lardner, “In the Cemetery Where Al Jolson is Buried” (one of my favourite short stories!) by Amy Hempel, “Pie” by yours truly, and Pam Houston’s “The Best Girlfriend You Never Had”.

A companion piece to his views on first person past stories, "The I-Story, An Owner's Manual."

So here, without further ado, is the link to
The I-Story, Part II: The Flashlight Voice, by Marko Fong.

(Nov. 20, 2014: Unfortunately, the blog featuring Marko's pieces is defunct).

And all this comes from a new blog I've just discovered, McKenna Donovan's McKenna's Way, "the official blog of To Write Well."

I first "met" Marko on Zoetrope, Francis Ford Coppolla's site. Thanks, Marko, for reading and appreciating "Pie," and placing it among such illustrious company.

Marko's bio: "Marko Fong lives in Northern California and has published first person stories (usually present tense) in Eclectica, Berg Gasse 19, Grey Sparrow Journal, Prick of the Spindle, Memoir (and), and Solstice Quarterly. His fiction has been nominated twice for a Pushcart and once for a PEN/O.Henry prize."

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