No Extra Words regulars may remember Tina’s story “21 Days” from Episode 19 back in October. As promised, she is back with the story “Chipped” on this week’s episode, and it’s possible I like “Chipped” even more (although I can’t decide.) Congrats again to Tina on being our first double contributor (although she isn’t our last, more on that soon.)

Tina Tocco’s flash fiction has appeared or is pending in New Ohio Review, Roanoke Review, River Styx, Crab Creek Review, Harpur Palate, Passages North, Potomac Review, Portland Review, Italian Americana, and Fiction Fix, among others.  She was a finalist in CALYX’s 2013 Flash Fiction Contest, a semifinalist in The Conium Review’s 2014 Flash Fiction Contest, and an honorable mention in the River Styx 2015 Schlafly Beer Micro-Brew Micro-Fiction Contest.  Her interview on flash and the craft of writing, “No Wasted Words,” appears in Roanoke Review.  She earned her MFA in creative writing from Manhattanville College, where she was editor-in-chief of Inkwell.  “Chipped” originally appeared in the Spring/Fall 2013 issue of Voices in Italian Americana.

Happy listening,