Sarah Carson was born and raised in Flint, Michigan but now lives in Chicago. She is the author of three chapbooks: Before Onstar (Etched Press, 2010), Twenty-Two (Finishing Line Press, 2011) and When You Leave (H_NGM_N, 2012). Her work has appeared in Barn Owl Review, Cutbank, Cream City Review, Guernica, and Wigleaf, among others.
One of Sarah’s Stories:
A Story Sarah Loves:
“Driving Home, I Imagined the Man I’d Just Met, Alone in His Apartment, Washing By Hand the Glass from which I’d Drunk” by Doug Paul Case
I love work that profits from the economy of language–the more information that can be conveyed in just a few words, the more impressed I am. So a dealbreaker for me is when someone is doing more talking than they have to. A story doesn’t need to be a short-short for me to love it, but it needs to pack a punch in every word it uses.