The very persuasive Joanna Schroeder got me to write 100 words on love AND convinced me to cute it up with a photo of me & Leeez being real sweet. “The new “both of us working from home” skill set includes ignoring each other: headphones & stonefaces. It feels bad to get too good at it, so we each sometimes run the risk of pestering the other with nonessentials.”
You can read more in the 100 Words series here.
“In revisiting the novel, early stories that work the first time around as parodies of camp rules and order become early stories that foreshadow the dire interactions between campers and the ideological fallout that follows in the second reading … These juxtapositions and deepening layers are difficult to divine on a first read when there are so many irreverent jokes and absurd passion plays to enjoy on the surface.” – Peter Fontaine in NANO Fiction
“Fun Camp is a wonderfully nuanced exploration of youth taken away from the familiar, and given the adult task of knowing which rules to keep, break, and change. More importantly it illustrates the desire to be accepted by being unconventional in a new convention, and explores the adolescent desire to be a better person no matter the cost. Much like the campers want a perfect Midnight Hike, we all hope for a perfect something even if the something keeps changing and is ultimately only a romantic idea.” – Michael Wayne Hampton in Necessary Fiction