Flash Flood 2021 – The Last Spider Lilies of Chester County

As part of the annual 24 hour event, micros are bursting from the dams, escaping their tethers, and cresting over in waves. My micro, “The Last Spider Lilies of Chester County” entered the river at 8:15 EST.

Amazing mini writing, hourly prompts, and other activities make it a summer fun-day for floating in all the best writerly words.



Micro Longlisted at Smokelong Quarterly

Which is super amazing and kind of difficult to believe. Out of 1,700 entries? I think I might have snuck in the side door for the party. But that’s OK, I’m eating canapes and pretending I’ve been here all along, with a quick eye for the exit, should I need it.

Funny enough, I was longlisted last summer too, for their flash competition. Still working on getting that one placed, but it seems to be closer to liftoff than before.

Anyway, I just mean that this is my favorite summer thing – to hang out with some other people’s awesome words for a little bit. Like we’re family or something and about to pile into a big station wagon with a handful of bathroom stops. And a cooler-full of ginger ale.


Story featured in Twist in Time

Hello all! This happened a few weeks ago, but somehow I forgot to mention it here! Super excited to see this one up in the newest edition of Twist in Time magazine.

The impetus behind this story was a contest that assigned very specific prompts: a story written in Japan during the 1890’s. A lot of research later, I hope the story captures a window of the time period with just a smidgeon of fantasy.

Tea and the Weight of Spirits https://twistintimemag.com/tea-and-the-weight-of-spirits-by-janna-miller/

Endless Pictures from TL;DR Press out today

Excited to see this competition anthology out today with some pretty awesome authors and stories! Love that I was able to get a little something in here as well. After Midnight at the Dreamer’s Charity Ball is an ethereal piece – including a fully feathered orchestra, acorn nut pastries, bedroom slippers, and the sweet memory of strawberries.

This publication benefits One Story, an organization supporting young writers. https://www.amazon.com/Endless-Pictures-Word-Competition-Winners-ebook/dp/B08BWN7YKW/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=tl%3Bdr+press&qid=1593399561&s=digital-text&sr=1-1

Andromeda Spaceways is out (and my story is in the inflight magazine)

It took a minute longer than we thought – but my story is live in Andromeda Spaceways. And look at that art! Excited to be in this one. Brooke, the editor, was lovely! Entanglement Issues in Magical Workplace Accidents is ready to remind you to be wary about taking on too much work, especially the kind that might make it hard for you to leave your job. https://andromedaspaceways.com/product/asm-78/