My story “No Time For Toxic Modesty’ was published in October issue of ‘The Airgonaut’ by Sheldon Lee Compton.
Darren studied the latest sign. He’d already dumped four of them into the woodpile. This one didn’t look too bad. He chose flesh-tone paint. His work was all about nature. He labored over each letter, because, no, he was not a painter.“No Time for Toxic Modesty”
Thanks to Sheldon Lee Compton for these Chaos Questions — a unique interview! We begin:
SHELDON LEE COMPTON: In 50 words or less please explain Bob Evan’s restaurant to my alien friend Charlie. By the way, he faints when you reference food in any way at all.
MEG TUITE: “Get up, Charlie, croon to the smelling-salts of sausage! History churns through sizzling cud. Ohio, 1944: Bob writhes when Jewell blings his deep pocket ears, a plaid-eyed fellow-wagging-tongue bleeding into packaged sweat of the national H- hall of fame: halitosis, heart-attack, hemorrhoids, humdingers. Charlie, wake-up! Mornings swoon to marry Bob.—Chaos Questions
Read the whole interview here.
I have a new story in Bull: “Brunophant: An Ode to Bruno Schultz.” Well, it’s not a new story. It was originally published in an anthology, Smoked Mirrors, edited by Ken Robidoux.
Small rooms can chain us to tiny destinies. I envisioned myself bent over my desk at home whenever I was away. Murky, diminutive and crammed with drawings and scribbled paper, my transparency there brought other worlds alive. It was the only room with a fate.Continue reading
Here’s an interesting recording of me reading recently. The piece was put together by Drew Coomer.
I recently read online for Lit Balm. The whole event is worth watching, with great writers. Here’s the section of the video where I read:
I was thrilled to read at the Sunday Salon in Chicago this September. There were book giveaways and music and pizza, and great readings by Kathleen Rooney, Larry O. Dean, Tina Jenkins Bell, and Lynn Sloan. Here’s a picture of me under the reading light:
I was recently interviewed at Fevers of the Mind. Read it here.
5: What do you consider your most meaningful work creatively to you?
Meg: My books. I have published five story collections and five chapbooks of poetry/hybrid/poetic prose collections. It’s definitely where my head is at when I want to produce something.
“Memories That Smell Like Mother” published in Issue 5 of Invisible City Literary Review
Thank you to Ben Briggs.
With Bending Genres, I recently led a writing retreat in Ojai, CA. Here’s a video: