Posts Tagged: bystanders

Weekend Rumpus Roundup

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First, in the Saturday Interview, Tyrese L. Coleman talks to Tara Laskowski about her new collection, Bystanders. Laskowski, editor of SmokeLong Quarterly and an experienced flash fiction author, discusses the writing process and her motivation for creating a more traditional collection focused on the act of being a witness. Meanwhile, Brandon Hicks pokes fun at government […]

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The Saturday Rumpus Interview: Tara Laskowski

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I realized that I’m interested in how people change when something terrible happens to someone else.

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Starting in the Middle

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In an interview with Flash Frontier, Tara Laskowski, senior editor at SmokeLong Quarterly, talks about her new short story collection Bystanders, the line between fiction and reality, the present tense, and the appeal of flash fiction: I don’t often like to wrap things up neatly. I think that’s why I’m drawn to flash fiction, because you can […]

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