Tag Archives: short story

GuerrillaReads No. 90: Savannah Mae Jenkins

Watch out, 50 Shades of Grey, here comes Fluid: Out of Darkness Comes Light, a collection of grown and sexy stories about the locomotive power contained in the 7th chakra. In this guerrilla reading, Savannah Mae Jenkins, who co-authored the book with Tiffany Maxwell, gives us just a taste of what’s inside the covers. It’s the first mildly NSFW reading I’ve ever posted to GuerrillaReads, so watch at your own risk – you might get scalded.


GuerrillaReads No. 72: Miri Hunter Haruach

Also an alum of the New Short Fiction series, Miri Hunter Haruach reads her short story, Josephine on GuerrillaReads.

Josephine strolls into Tommy’s and sits down on a stool. She’s all in red, “Red dress, red nails, red lips, red shoes, topped by a dark burgundy hat with red feathers.” It’s just another Saturday night in the sleazy, homey piano bar. What could possibly go wrong?

Haruach’s work was featured on the NSF stage in 2009. The 10th Annual Emerging Voices show is coming up on Sunday, May 12.

GuerrillaReads No. 70: Monica Wesolowska

Today on GuerrillaReads we launch a special partnership with New Short Fiction, L.A.’s longest-running spoken word series. The writers you’ll see over the next few weeks are all alumni of NSF’s Emerging Voices program. 

Monica Wesolowska‘s work was featured on the NSF stage in 2008. Her writing has appeared in such places as Best New American Voices 2000, Carolina Quarterly, Quarter After Eight, Literary Mama and  New York Times bestseller My Little Red Book. Wesolowska’s debut memoir, Holding Silvan: A Brief Life, is now available from Hawthorne Books.

GuerrillaReads No. 49: L.M. Quinn

L.M. Quinn‘s short story, The Red Lipstick, appears in the Latino young adult mystery anthology You Don’t Have a Clue. Kirkus Reviews said of the book,

Along with scary tales of murder, attempted murder and kidnapping, less violent crimes solved by young detectives include stolen auto parts, santitos (religious figurines) and costume jewelry—along with an encounter with possible ghosts and a vision of the enraged Aztec goddess Coyolxauhqui rising up over Venice Beach.

Quinn did a guerrilla reading from The Red Lipstick at the Tia Chucha’s 6th Annual Celebrating Words Festival.

GuerrillaReads No. 47: Bronwyn Mauldin at Occupy LA

We went down to Occupy LA yesterday to engage in some literary solidarity of the guerrilla sort. Here I am reading from my book, The Streetwise Cycle. It’s a short story collection about one of the 99%, a homeless man living in Los Angeles. In this story, he meets an unemployed financial analyst on the verge of losing everything.

If you haven’t yet, be sure to check out all these writers who have signed onto the Occupy Writers statement of support.

Music: The Streetwise Cycle, written and performed by Fascinoma.

GuerrillaReads No. 42: Chema Guijarro

Guerrilla reader Chema Guijarro grew up between Calexico, CA, and Mexicali, B.C., his fiction focuses on the border region, the immigrant and emigrant experience and Latin-American culture. In this video, he reads from his short story As the Flames Rose, which appears in the anthology You Don’t Have a Clue: Latino Mystery Stories for Teens.

To find more of his work, check out Guijarro’s blog and Twitter feed.

GuerrillaReads No. 29

Author Lisa Alvarez calls herself “a mild-mannered professor of English at Irvine Valley College.” Watch her guerrilla reading of her short-short story Cielito Lindo and decide for yourself how true that is. This story appeared in the Sudden Fiction Latino anthology.

Alvarez is also co-director of the summer writers workshops at the Community of Writers at Squaw Valley. She blogs as Rebel Girl at MarkOnTheWall.

How appropriate – a Rebel Girl on GuerrillaReads.