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Hi Tom, Alana and Christine!
Wow, so many things to say. I really enjoyed this episode. About flash fiction: I was interested in how you disagreed with the idea that it's not about a short attention span, that flash requires MORE from a reader, rather than less. I liked how the piece you read about the man and the woman reached forward and backwards into the past and the future, but the narrative was all in the present (if that makes sense.) It really requires a lot from the reader to imagine both the past and the future.

I also liked the genre bending nature of your memoir / fiction. It says a lot about the nature of memory--all memoirs are the memories of memories, but your piece uses that as a strength, rather than trying to hide it with lots of interviewing. I wondered if you had read "We Didn't Come Here For This," by William Patrick, a memoir in poetry. I think you would enjoy it, for its genre-bending nature, and how he speaks in his parents' voice so much. Maybe I could give it to Tom next time I see him. :D

Okay, thanks for giving me something awesome to listen to while I did cross stitch on this rainy Sunday.
Cat Ennis Sears


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