This Week’s Reader: Cynthia Larsen

Cindy Larsen PhotoCynthia is the author of “On Becoming Women,” which will be included in our upcoming anthology, SmokeLong Quarterly: The Best of the First Ten Years.


Cynthia Larsen lives in southern Vermont with her husband and three daughters. Her work won the WOW! Flash Fiction Contest and the Binnacle Ultra-Short Competition, and has appeared in PANK, Vestal Review, SmokeLong Quarterly, Black Heart Magazine, and others.

Some favorite flashes:

Everyone Continued to Sing” by Josh Denslow

“What Manner of Triumph” by Leslie Jill Patterson

Deal breaker:
Don’t use big fancy words–put everyday words together in unexpected ways. Give me a
character that finds her way into my head when I’m trying to sleep.

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