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About metonymicalpen

I earned an M.F.A. from Goddard College in 2013. Since then, my work has received the 2013 Beacon Street Prize in Short Fiction and the 2014 John Steinbeck Short Fiction Award. My stories have appeared in REED, reDivider, The Concho River Review, Sou'wester, Moon City Review, and elsewhere. Currently, I live in the desert with my family , but I am trying to move us closer to water. We need an ocean to float all of our ideas.

May ’15 Meto-News: New Publication in Timber, Vol. 5


I am happy to share with you the publication of my short story, “Revival”, in Timber, Vol. 5. This piece is yet another of the upcoming—nearly there—Southern story collection I began working on in earnest during the final phase of … Continue reading

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April Throwback Thursday: A Storybook


Of all the lame social media/facebook trends out there to which I wish I wouldn’t succumb (“What Avengers Character are you? Let’s Play!”), I admit there is one I actually like and even value. Throwback Thursdays have given me the … Continue reading

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The Goddard Blog: rawboned in the News


Check out the Goddard Blog, here, for a great overview/interview/write up of our rawboned staff in its current configuration: Ginna Luck, who I think of as our soul-bearer of beauty and the aesthetic ideal. bevin, who is the persona of poetry–a … Continue reading

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May ’15 Prompt-a-thon: Quantum Fiction


Here I go, on a nerd voyage. But there is a literary ending, so all will be well. Just to preface, if you haven’t been reading along and don’t know it yet, I am a huge lover of all things sky: … Continue reading

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Meto-friendly news: rawboned live!


April rawboned is live! Congratulations to Trisha Winn, who decided to poke the bear and encourage others to do the same. I like bears, but this one will take its lumps for the sake of excellent reading. So how do … Continue reading

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Meto-News, April ’15: Moon City Review Arrives!


I am happy to present my short piece, “Drafts”, in this spring’s Moon City Review, 2015. “Drafts” is another from the collection that includes “The Problems of Odessa” (REED/ John Steinbeck Fiction Award, 2014), “House of Broken Dishes” (reDivider/Beacon Street Prize, … Continue reading

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Erasure Time


I’ve been erasing again. I am back on the Henry Van Dyke project pretty much every day, working steadily while also shaping the final projects in a short collection that began as my MFA thesis. On the whole, I have decided the … Continue reading

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