This Week’s Reader: Susan Rukeyser

Susan Rukeyser photoABOUT:

Susan Rukeyser is a would-be novelist, flash fictionist, non-fiction dabbler, hopeful cynic, fish out of water, mom. She earned her Creative Writing MA from Lancaster University, UK. Her work appears in SmokeLong Quarterly, PANK, Necessary Fiction, Atticus Review, Metazen, Stone Highway Review, The Mom Egg, and elsewhere. She won the 2011 Hippocampus Magazine Contest for Creative Non-Fiction. She explains herself here: www.susanrukeyser.com.

 WHAT  SUSAN LIKES IN FLASH:

“Grab me with your first syllables. Make me look. Write with guts and purpose. Find the music in language. Let meaning echo. Make me wish I’d written it. Follow my RECIPE.”

DEAL BREAKERS:

Boring beginnings. Trite language. Outrageousness for its own sake. Misogyny.

TWO STORIES OF SUSAN’S:

“Squall”

Stuck Shut

TWO STORIES SHE ADMIRES:

Make Over” by Ethel Rohan:

Fly” by Julie Innis

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