Meg Pokrass: Digital Writer Spotlight

n41444081770_7504.jpgAuthor Meg Pokrass is a true multimedia artist–publishing short stories, interviewing authors, editing fiction, and creating animated shorts for her fiction. Follow this link to read her work at the community writing site, Fictionaut.

Founder Jurgen Fauth praised her work: “Pokrass is one of the most talented, prolific, and all-around adventurous writers on Fictionaut — or, for that matter, anywhere on the web. She has published over a hundred short stories and poems in magazines., edits at SmokeLong Quarterly, and runs the popular weekly Fictionaut Five interview series. She also makes short animated movies of her stories for Dark Sky Magazine and The Nervous Breakdown. Her debut collection of flash fiction, Damn Sure Right, will be published by Press 53 in 2011.”

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Here is an excerpt from her story, “The Big Dipper.”

The pool was four feet deep, and we bought it at Target half off. You could float on your back and think, “fun times are here,” because at least you weren’t burning hot.

Mom and I watched it fill up with hose water. She looked around at the back yard, the neglected fruit trees, and said, “I’ve got to call those idiots and make sure they get a gardener.’ It stunk from rotting fruit and dog poop.