It is awesome to be at a place with this show where we have regular contributors, and Tina has definitely been that for us. Her work was most recently featured earlier this month on Episode 65 and prior to that on Episode 23 and Episode 19. She was one of our Top Ten contributors for our first year. I am pleased to welcome Tina back with another of her wonderful short stories.

Tina Tocco’s flash fiction has appeared in New Ohio Review, Roanoke Review, River Styx, Crab Creek Review, Harpur Palate, Passages North, Portland Review, Italian Americana, and other journals. Her work for young readers can be found in various magazines, including Highlights, Cricket, Humpty Dumpty, and Turtle Magazine for Preschool Kids. Tina was a finalist in CALYX’s Flash Fiction Contest (2013), the 3rd Place Winner in The Southampton Review’s Short, Short Fiction Contest (2015), and an honorable mention in the River Styx Schlafly Beer Micro-Brew Micro-Fiction Contest (2015). Her interview on flash and the craft of writing, “No Wasted Words,” appears in Roanoke Review. Tina earned her MFA in creative writing from Manhattanville College, where she was editor-in-chief of Inkwell.

Happy listening,