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This week on Litro Lab is Monica McFawn’s and Darrell Nicholson’s “Becca”, a short piece of fiction revolving around a sales pitch for an unusual new type of life jacket.
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Monica McFawn is an artist, writer, and comedian. Her debut story collection, Bright Shards of Someplace Else, won a Flannery O’Connor Award and was named an NPR “Great Read” and a Michigan Notable Book. Her comic writing has been published at The Offing and The Belladonna, and staged at the Mary Scruggs Works by Women Festival at Second City. A recipient of a 2016 NEA Fellowship in Literature and a Walter E. Dakin fellowship from Sewanee Writers’ Conference, McFawn is currently MFA Director at Northern Michigan University and the fiction editor of Passages North. www.monicamcfawn.com
Darrell Nicholson’s fiction and poetry has appeared in Florida Review, Hong Kong Review, Southwest Review, Found Poetry Review, and other journals. He lives in Sarasota, Florida, where he studies at Florida Studio Theater Actor’s Lab and edits the sailing magazine Practical Sailor. You can find him @Sailordn on Twitter.