Caitlin Scarano Awarded Spring 2014 Orlando Flash Fiction Prize
Having any of my work, whether it be a poem, an essay, or a short story, accepted for publication is special and motivating for me – it always inspires me to create more and to share my work. I think it is great to know that someone else finds my work worthwhile and worth promoting.
Congratulations to Caitlin Scarano on the selection of her story, “Of Possible War,” for the Spring 2014 Orlando Flash Fiction Prize! Her story is a startling immersion into a world of grief, loss, and love that is at once fantastical and all-too-recognizable.
Caitlin’s winning flash fiction story, “Of Possible War,” will be published in Issue No. 16 of the Los Angeles Review.
We asked Caitlin to talk a little bit about her story:
I’ve been very interested in hybrid and flash forms (of poetry and prose) recently. “Of Possible War” is an experiment, a love story, an exploration into the subconscious minds and desires of two unnamed characters, and a meditation on grief and suicide.
Caitlin Scarano is originally from southern Virginia but now lives in interior Alaska, where she is a poet in the University of Alaska Fairbanks MFA program and editor-in-chief of Permafrost. Her poetry and essays are forthcoming or have recently appeared in Indiana Review, Fugue, CALYX, and Watershed Review.