Monday, March 1, 2010


It seems that 'Balancing Racks' is indeed the story of note from last year's experiment. At the behest of a friend, I entered an interesting 300-word-or-less writing contest back in December (the winner of said contest to see his or her story 'published' on a coffee mug and, of course, to receive some cold hard cash to boot). Earlier today I opened my email inbox and discovered that my story had been chosen! I can't wait to see what it looks like emblazoned on a mug (and how fitting that it will find a home there, considering the prominence of hot tea in the story).

Anyway, the contest was held by the very cool folks at Like Water Burning Press. Head over to their site and, if you're so inclined, order up a copy of their first journal of cutting edge writing (issue number two, which will include 'Balancing Racks' as well, goes on sale in December 2010).

Happy reading!

Friday, February 19, 2010


A while back I submitted three stories from FF365 to a great publication called Fast Forward (they put out collections of flash fiction, of the 1,000 words-or-less variety). Volumes 1 and 2 are already available and volume 3 is forthcoming in 2010. I am pleased to announce that the editors are including all three of my tiny tales in the upcoming volume.

The stories (Balancing Racks, 1976 and Where'd the Cheese Go?) are of my favorites from the project and I am proud to see them included in a cool publication. Thanks to my good friend, Christian Kiefer, for the tip back in December.

If you haven't yet migrated over to Woodside Village 52, there's no time like the present. It's well underway, with six vignettes already in place and more coming every week. It's a very different project than FF365, with all of the characters interrelating inside the physical and emotional geography of an apartment complex. Check it out.

Friday, January 1, 2010


First, a hearty happy new year to everyone! Here's to a great 2010.

Second, I have a few ideas of how I might keep the blog alive without robbing from the luster of the 2009 project. But before I decide on how to proceed, I'd like to hear from you. Send me thoughts, ideas, concepts, challenges, etc. and I'll figure something out in the next few days. Note that I will not be rolling the old dice, nor will I be taking on daily writing (I have other, longer writing projects to keep my days busy). I look forward to hearing your suggestions.

Thanks again for reading.


Jason Sinclair Long

(P.S. Apologies to Mary Bond for inadvertently forgetting to credit her with the title, "Sassy Pants." The error has been remedied.)