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A Week of Observations, Dec 2015: Part 6

The holiday parties have begun, the baked goods are everywhere, the politics blather on, and the lights/blow-up snowmen that freak out my dog are adding color and cheer to our neighborhood. I love this time of year. Here are a few observations from the last week:
A weak stomach may mean longevity in a culture of over-eating the inediblePhysical talents, such as acrobatics, should not be shared at holiday partiesCactus lights will always make me smileWe need an underground movement of those democratic voters in stoplight-red states to move to the swings for a timeWhen you get your twentieth recall notice, it might be time to look for a new carThe tiny living movement has taught me smart utilization of space - wow do I have a lot of space! The non-poet can foster her appreciation for poetry to great rewardIf you're crafty, you can save a shit ton of money during the holidays (I am not)Good intentions lead to good results, but the timing is always a bit different than expectedIf you c…

Writers in the Spotlight: Erin K. Parker

Hi, Erin!

Welcome to Literary Exhibitionism. You recently released a short story collection, The Secret and the Sacred, with Unknown Press. Congratulations! I want you to know that I devoured it over vacation. 

Thanks, Jen.  I am so pleased that you enjoyed it. 
I noticed that all of the stories in your book, with the exception of “The Photo Album,” are told in first-person narration, creating an intimate feel, as though your narrators are confiding in the reader. Did you set out to achieve such a confidential tone, and how do you decide what point of view you adopt when writing your stories?