“He has Emily Dickinson poems tattooed across the near sum of him.” Thus begins this microfiction triptych by Robert Scotellaro, one of the longest practitioners of the short form.
Robert Scotellaro’s work has been included in W.W. Norton’s Flash Fiction International, Gargoyle, Matter Press, New World Writing, Best Small Fictions 2016, 2017, 2021 (forthcoming), Best Microfiction 2020, and elsewhere. He is the author of seven literary chapbooks, several books for children, and five flash and micro story collections. He was the winner of Zone 3’s Rainmaker Award in Poetry and the Blue Light Book Award for his fiction. He has, along with James Thomas, co-edited New Micro: Exceptionally Short Fiction, published by W.W. Norton & Co. Robert is one of the founding donors to The Ransom Flash Fiction Collection at the University of Texas, Austin. He lives in San Francisco.