He’s currently working on a book, The Secret History of the World, which can never be published for obvious reasons. He believes that the tale of Peter Rabbit tells everything one needs to know about life.
As for his own 100-word pieces, he recently published an essay in The New York Times on flash fiction, Going Long. Going Short. His collection of 100-word stories, Fissures, was published by Press 53 in the spring of 2015. Here’s a selection of some of his recent 100-word stories:
Lynn’s essays have been published in The Sun and The San Jose Mercury News, poetry in Free State: A Harvest of Maryland Poets and First Class Lit, and flash fiction in…
… Hobart, Vestal Review, Five Points, Flash Frontier (November 2016 and February 2017), KYSO Flash, Split Lip Magazine, Tin House Flash Fidelity, Dead Housekeeping, Drunk Monkeys, Superstition Review, *82 Review, Eclectica, Serving House Journal, Flash: The International Short-Short Story Magazine, Literary Orphans, The Fable Online, Oblong, Blink-Ink, Number Eleven, FlashFlood, Counterexample Poetics, Eunoia Review, Friday Flash Fiction, Microfiction Monday Magazine, Jellyfish Review, Thrice Fiction (April 2016 and December 2016), Pure Slush, The A3 Review, Right Hand Pointing, Mulberry Fork Review, and elsewhere.
Look for more of her flash in 2017 in Gone Lawn, Portland Review, The Airgonaut, Spelk, and Story Shack.
Past lives include growing up in South Dakota, studying Sociology and Anthropology at Carleton College, and teaching and administrating in public elementary schools from Brooklyn to Bayview, San Francisco.
For her first mid-life crisis, she went to art school.
A few things she’s learned along the way:
Currently, Beret teaches black and white film photography in the Bay Area, where she lives with her husband and two pre-tweens. She writes two blogs: Bad Parenting 101 and LobeStir, and you can find her photography at www.beretolsen.com.
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