Monday, October 29, 2012

The Abridged Biography of an American Sniper--Up at SMOKELONG

Very, very pleased to share my story The Abridged Biography of an American Sniper at Smokelong Quarterly. A huge thank you to Christopher Allen, guest editor who chose my story, and the rest of the good folks at Smokelong. And an equally gargantuan thanks to Mark Kerstetter, who illustrated the story with this amazing broken stem of wheat.



  1. Wow! Excellent work. That was sick.

    1. Congratulations friend!

  2. Truly amazing. I remember seeing some of this earlier, but you have pulled it together and shaped it into a powerful piece of writing. Thank you.

  3. I feel like I've just read an entire novel in so very few words. It was a perfect blending of poetry and prose in all it's beauty and ugly truths. Wonderful, Linda.

  4. Angel said what I was thinking. Amazing work, Linda. And Mark's illustration is a beautiful addition.

  5. Thank you all for reading this story. It is a character sketch for a larger story in my latest novel-in-process. You'll see more when the interview by Christopher Allen comes out later this month.

    And isn't that illustration gorgeous? Peace...

  6. Lovely to come read this, Linda. It's a wonderful piece of writing -- I'll remember this one a long long time. Such a complete work here. Such a full and bitter and heartbreaking life (lives) painted here. Nice artwork too -- fits so well. Looking forward to the interview!

  7. Linda,

    I am blown away. Truly amazing writing. I sure am looking forward to the finished novel.