Damn Sure Right
by Meg Pokrass

ISBN: 978-1-935708-17-9
8 x 5.25 Paperback, 170 pages
Aside from his travels, Tom Dolan photographs Boston and Harvard Square in Cambridge. A graduate of Harvard in the 60s, he spent some time as a grad student at the University of California, Berkeley before recognizing that he wasn’t really meant for academia. Retired now, he spent most of his career writing technical and administrative manuals for a couple of Fortune 100 companies, taking up photography as a hobby along the way. His photographs have appeared in online and print publications in the U.S., the United Kingdom, Brazil, Poland, and the Netherlands. Of the cover shot for Damn Sure Right, he says, “I look for little moments like this that contain disparate but oddly complementary elements, like the mesh stockings and the solid brick, the firmly planted foot and the dangling hand.” He especially likes capturing moments of serendipitous wit, as in his shot of a (painted) Charlie Chaplin tipping his hat to a (live) couple passing by.
Meg Pokrass writes flash-fiction, short stories and poetry. Damn Sure Right is her debut collection of flash fiction. Meg serves as Editor-at-Large for BLIP Magazine (formerly Mississippi Review) and before that, for SmokeLong Quarterly. Her stories, poems, and flash fiction animations have appeared in nearly one hundred online and print publications, including Mississippi Review, Gigantic, Gargoyle, The Nervous Breakdown, HTML Giant, Wigleaf, The Pedestal, Keyhole, Annalemma, Smokelong Quarterly, elimae, Prime Number, Women Writers, and Joyland. Meg creates and runs the popular Fictionaut-Five Author Interview Series for Fictionaut, and consults with Writing MFA programs about online publishing. Meg lives with her small, creative family and seven animals in San Francisco, where she edits and teaches flash fiction privately. Visit Meg's website at www.megpokrass.org.
“Meg Pokrass writes like a brain looking for a body. Wonderful, dark, unforgiving.” 
  — Frederick Barthelme

“Meg Pokrass' flash fiction conveys entire worlds that are touching, haunting, funny, moving and strange in the most beautiful ways.” 
  —Jessica Anya Blau, author of Drinking Closer to Home

“In every story, there is something lovely, quirky, or funny; usually, all three of those elements simultaneously work together to create an effect that is resonant of Pokrass's work.”
  — Cynthia Reeser, Founder and editor of Prick of the Spindle and Aqueous Books, and author of Light and Trials of        Light

“Meg Pokrass is the new monarch of the delightful and enigmatic tiny kingdom of micro- and flash fiction. If you want to get close to a definition of this hard-to-define, endlessly variable new form, just read Pokrass' own stories. It's all there.”
  — Brad Watson, Assoc. Professor of Fiction, University of Wyoming MFA Program, and author of Aliens in the                 Prime of Their Lives

“Pokrass' work knocks you out your chair. It's a knockdown—and she does this piece after piece. Her language blasts away. The two varied directions in the book complement, bridge, balance the whole, and for the reader, that's the marvelous discovery. Pokrass always wows, always makes the reader feel uneasy—in a brilliant, almost cinematic way—story after story. Surprise and wit are her weapons.”
  — Sam Rasnake, author of Inside a Broken Clock and founding editor of Blue Fifth Review

“Meg Pokrass writes with a passion, humor and a dream-like vividness that is equal parts engaging and addictive. No one this side of Amy Hempel is more capable of saying more with a handful of well-chosen words, and no one, any side of anyone is better at stretching language into such brilliant new hallucinatory shapes.”
  — Grant Bailie, author of Cloud 8 and Mortarville

“I keep reading Meg’s work everywhere. She is the brew master of flash.”
  —Sean Lovelace, Professor of Creative Writing, Ball State University, author of How Some People Like Their Eggs

"Read Damn Sure Right, a collection of miniature tales sure to ruin your waking hours the way you'll want them ruined." 
  — Kyle Minor, author of In the Devil's Territory
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