Very happy to have this experimental writing, Because You Are Gone: I Dream You Laughing in Schuylkill Valley Journal Dispatches. When Schuylkill editor Rob Kaniuk wrote me and said it was “kick ass,” it confirmed my suspicion it was finished and gives me the confidence to stay strange (and experimental). Schuylkill’s Dispatches is an online feature where they publish genre-defying writing. They also have online issues, plus they publish a bi-annual print journal. They’ve been publishing for about 30 years.
I wrote this piece in a really great Bending Genre’s workshop with one of my favorite fiction writers, Meg Tuite. I highly recommend their workshops. They usually span two to three days and you post your work (and share feedback) in their proprietary system (it’s not Zoom, so we don’t have to worry about someone stealing our details).
Akashic bits is, I believe, a catchall genre for stories–the dreams, the past, the future, the everywhen–all floating out there in the ether.