Thank you to Longleaf Review for publishing my new flash fiction "The Kudzu Eaters," which you can read here. It's part of their beautiful new issue featuring many wonderful writers of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction.
I wrote this story on March 5, 2020, when COVID-19 had just led me to cancel a short trip to see friends who I hadn't seen in years. Still, I didn't understand yet just how bad things would get. The virus was on my mind, but I didn't want to write fiction about it in a literal way, so I wrote instead about oil, kudzu, and floods.