Category Archives: Fiction

My Lost Stories

I completely forgot that a lot of my fiction is located on this site. There’s some stuff there that’s now lost—the magazines went out of business. Stories like this one: The Town Secrets by Meakin Armstrong Grace works at Minot’s Drug Store. … Continue reading

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Peter Stamm on Guernica

I’m quite drunk at this point. I’m thinking he could do anything to me, and then straightaway I’m ashamed of the thought. He’s so young I could be his mother. I’d like to run my hand through his hair, press … Continue reading

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I’ll be Giving a Reading on the 17th

The people at InDigest have curated a reading on Nabokov. I’ll be reading an essay about visiting Nabokov’s childhood home in St. Petersburg (where I went on a scholarship to a writers’ conference).   From Indigest: April 22nd is Vladimir Nabokov’s 112th … Continue reading

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Faulty Plug-ins and Fiction Editing

A faulty plug-in crashed my site and left it a total wreck. It was awful, but all is fine now. In the intervening period, I’ve been editing a short story collection from a Canadian writer that’s set in the area … Continue reading

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I Have a New Short-Short Fiction Piece on Wigleaf

I have a short fiction piece in the latest issue of Wigleaf. Wigleaf is one of the top journals of super-short fiction (fiction of the very sort that Guernica, by the way, does not usually run). I love Wigleaf—the stuff … Continue reading

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New Fiction on Guernica: Panos Karnezis

This issue of Guernica fiction has an excerpt from the novel, The Convent, to be published later this month by W.W. Norton & Co. The story of a nun who adopts a baby, it’s intense and gripping. . . Dog … Continue reading

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New fiction on Guernica: Roxane Gay

Roxane Gay, writer about town, contributor to HTMLGIANT and associate editor at (one of my favorite magazines) PANK, has a story in Guernica about zombies. Except she tells us, it’s spelled “zombis.” She’s at RoxaneGay.com (Pic is by Amber Hewitt, … Continue reading

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Wordnik Likes My “Halter-Top”

I wrote a story called “Power Ballad” a while back. I wrote it as a joke, really: it’s about a guy trying to pick up a  heavily tattooed woman.  .  . in a haltertop. I’d spelled it, “haltertop,” but my … Continue reading

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Reading in Union Sq Today

Park-Lit has a simple concept: writers read from their work,  outside, in a public park. Today at 6:30 on the 21st, Guernica (in association with Park-Lit and Open City magazine) will be having a reading in Union Square Park. (On … Continue reading

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Writing: Should You Outline First?

I just ran across this piece by Nancy Rawlinson (who is a contributing editor at Guernica ) on the outlining debate. She says that yes, you should. You should outline your fiction. I have to admit that I sometimes do, … Continue reading

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Procrastination is:

Procrastination hits us in so many ways. Writers probably get hit with it worse than others. Or maybe we just worry about it more. I’ve many deadlines today, so after watching this video, I’ll have to move on .  .  … Continue reading

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Advice: 10 Tips for Writers

Janet Fitch author of the novels White Oleander and Paint it Black has some advice for writers, whether they write fiction or nonfiction (although the advice is directed at fiction writers).  Many of these tips were already given to me … Continue reading

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Reading: Hosting Park-Lit in Union Sq

Park-Lit has a simple concept: writers read from their work,  outside, in a public park. At 6:30 on the 21st, Guernica (in association with Park-Lit) will be having a reading in Union Square Park. (On the south side, right in … Continue reading

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My Posted Clips

Just moved into my new site, meakinarmstrong.com. Continue reading

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Still Working on This Site

It’s a slow process, but I’m putting PDFs of my clips onto this site. Click on “Editorial Clips” for my freelance writing/journalism and “Copywriter” for my ad-driven writing. Eventually, I’ll also have my all of my fiction up, and information … Continue reading

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