“The Sea as a Sickness” at Apocrypha and Abstractions

I was pleased when the fine folks at Apocrypha and Abstractions accepted my surrealist “The Sea as a Sickness” and even more pleased when it was singled out in Michael Alexander Chaney’s flash markets series.

Another lovely flash recently published here is “The Sea as a Sickness” by Stephen V. Ramey. This is the kind of writing you’ll want to linger over–phrases so finely turned they’ll make you smile (“The beach was the texture of beef tongue”) and a situation so existentially piquant, you’ll want to read it again just to make sure the life guard in the story is real, and whether or not that lifeguard is really you.

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About Stephen

I live in beautiful New Castle, Pennsylvania with fellow writer, Susan Urbanek Linville, and a herd of reformed feral cats.

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2 Responses to “The Sea as a Sickness” at Apocrypha and Abstractions

  1. Simon Kewin says:

    Congrats, Stephen – that’s a wonderful review.

  2. Those “finely tuned” phrases are what made GLASS ANIMALS a joy to read. Way to go, Steve!

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