The debut short story collection by Leesa Cross-Smith coming early 2014 from Mojave River Press….
MOOD BOARD FOR MY DEBUT SHORT STORY COLLECTION COMING SOON (early 2014) FROM MOJAVE RIVER PRESS. also, ilu. ♥
all star bright and tongue tied. for the cold bitterness of the winter and the fleeting feeling of a stupid crush.
01. the first song - band of horses | 02. falling in love at a coffee shop - landon pigg | 03. skinny love - bon iver | 04. shiver shiver - walk the moon | 05. white winter hymnal - fleet foxes | 06. faded from the winter - iron & wine | 07. #1 neighborhood - arcade fire | 08. winter winds - mumford and sons | 09. broadripple is burning - margot and the nuclear so and so’s | 10. the crane wife 3 - the decemberists
If you dropped a record needle into the rock dust, Band of Horses would start playing. We ate salmon with lemons, drank beer for breakfast. Played Marry Fuck or Kill under the high noon sun. (The three of us agreed sex with Moby would be painfully vegan-quiet—thin and blue-white sad like skim milk. Sufjan would be too gentle. David Duchovny? Always yesyes.)
"We shook hands, and I watched them until they disappeared into the woods below. Even then, I could hear their happy talking rising through the trees—spectral and temporary."_HB Sizemore.
I guest-edited an issue of Storychord and it’s quiet and pretty and I think you’ll dig it. The story is called WHAT’S THE BEST WAY TO BREAK A HEART? by HB Sizemore. The song is called VAMPIRE MOVIE by Jamie Barnes and the photo was taken by MICKIE WINTERS.
I am Leesa Cross-Smith. A brown-eyed Kentucky girl & a writer of fictions. INFJ, a highly sensitive person, an empath. My debut short story collection EVERY KISS A WAR (Mojave River Press) will be released early 2014. Sometimes I write about makeup and baseball and books and life and stuff over at LeesaCrossSmith.com & there's a detailed list of my work over here. I'm also co-founder and editor over at WhiskeyPaper. I write reviews for The Review Review & Female Gaze Review & some other places too. I also write Sons of Anarchy reviews over here. And here's my goodreads page. Yes, yes y'all.
-2011 Raymond Carver Short Story Contest, Editor's Choice
-The Weekenders Magazine
-Little (flash) Fiction
-KY Flash Story 2012 -Pithead Chapel
HELLO, YOU! JSYK: I love Jesus. "Bind my wandering heart to Thee." I also love my bearded husband & our little babies. Also: haberdashery, DMB, The Avett Brothers, Caleb Followill's voice, Miranda Lambert, The Civil Wars, Jax Teller & Sons of Anarchy also Jax Teller & Sons of Anarchy b/c of Jax Teller & Sons of Anarchyishness, Oliver Queen & Felicity Smoak & Arrow, hands-in-pockets Jim Halpert, country music, bluegrass, southern living, mason jars, cardigan sweaters, extra accessories, winged eyeliner, hippie stuff, bright colors, the 90s, classic rock, baseball, Derek Jeter's jump throw, Josh Hamilton's batting bounce, Americana, my LLBean boots, cowboy boots, old-timey things, the country, the mountains, the ocean, flannel & plaid, hilarity, books & cooking & food & farming & basically anything that is awesome. Most of these pictures are not mine but everything should link back to its original source. I reblog things b/c of how they make me feel and b/c of reasons. Here is my message box. ♥