First Footing: How We Burn

My story “How We Burn” is up today over at Necessary Fiction. “First Footing” is January’s theme for the Writer in Residence feature on the site. Contributors were invited to take the last line of an established story and use it as the jumping off point for a new work. My story is inspired by Dorothy Parker’s “Such a Pretty Little Picture.”

I really enjoyed working on this exercise. It was a great break from novel revision. I found the story in a the book, First Fiction: An Anthology of the First Published Stories by Famous Writers, Edited by Kathy Kiernan and Michael M. Moore.

This anthology is an interesting read. I recommend it.

Image: net_efekt


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