A Winning Story

Almost three weeks ago, I got an email from Women on Writing notifying me I was in their top ten for their Winter 2016 contest. I happy danced all the way from the women’s restroom in Flatbread back to my table. It was exciting and boosted my confidence. The days between now and then wereContinue reading “A Winning Story”

Empty Space and Writing by Sara Codair

I hate empty space. Fortunately, this helps my writing process more than it harms it. When I see emptiness, I feel the need to fill it. If there is a room with too much empty floor, I want to get more furniture. If the table is empty, I get urges to clutter it up withContinue reading “Empty Space and Writing by Sara Codair”

Half-Awake Thoughts on Publishing Short Fiction

This morning, I woke up to two rejections. One was a form rejection from the Drabblecast for a flash piece called “The Largest Looser.” I just shrugged it off and started thinking about where to send it next. The flash story is hardly a month old been only been submitted to four places. I have plentyContinue reading “Half-Awake Thoughts on Publishing Short Fiction”

A Short Study in Scholarly Revenge

A Short Study in Scholarly Revenge By Sara Codair Life through the lens of a Petri dish: love sacrificed for knowledge. After twenty years searching for truths too small for the naked eye, suffering in my lab, driven mad by failed experiments and failed relationships, I found the answer. Hours later, I read Studies inContinue reading “A Short Study in Scholarly Revenge”

Four Lessons About the Writing Process I Didn’t Believe Until I Started Teaching

“I’ve spent like, a total of 12 hours on this essay and my instructor wants me to revise it again! This is the third draft! It has to be good!” -anonymous student Four Lessons About the Writing Process I Didn’t Believe Until I Started Teaching By Sara Codair As a professional tutor working in a busyContinue reading “Four Lessons About the Writing Process I Didn’t Believe Until I Started Teaching”

Two Peas in a Pod: The Writer and Antique Dealer

Two Peas in a Pod: The Writer and Antique Dealer By Sara Codair   My mom is an antique dealer, and has been since I was about three years old. She choose that line of work so she could have a flexible work schedule that allowed her to earn money without taking too much timeContinue reading “Two Peas in a Pod: The Writer and Antique Dealer”

Flying Mouse-Squirrel-Bird Thing

When I decide to write a flash story after spending the day grading papers, I end up writing stories inspired by cat toys. “Flying mouse-squirrel-bird Thing” is one of those. My cat has this crinkly, furry toy that is flattened like a flying squirrel but with the face and coloring of a mouse.  It has strings danglingContinue reading “Flying Mouse-Squirrel-Bird Thing”

Deceit in the Dark

Deceit in the Dark By Sara Codair The vampiress hissed. “Mortal fool! Challenging me will be your doom!” The knight arched one eyebrow. “Perhaps it will be your doom.” She screeched, hoping to intimidate him. Her most terrifying, earsplitting howl failed to impress the knight. His eyes and skin were like ice and snow. HisContinue reading “Deceit in the Dark”

Published by Foliate Oak

Today I had a piece of flash fiction published by Foliate Oak Magazine: “You open the closet on Monday morning, trying to decide what to wear. His side: everything is ironed, organized by color and meticulously hung. Your side: wrinkled shirts cling to hangers and sleeves dangle dangerously close to the floor.” Read more here.