Mark Budman was born in the former Soviet Union. His writing appeared in PEN, American Scholar, Huffington Post, World Literature Today, Daily Science Fiction, Mississippi Review, Virginia Quarterly, The London Magazine (UK), McSweeney's, Sonora Review, Another Chicago, Sou'wester, Southeast Review, Mid-American Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, the W.W. Norton anthology Flash Fiction Forward, Not Quite What I Was Planning: Six-Word Memoirs by Writers Famous and Obscure, Short Fiction (UK), and elsewhere. He is the publisher of the flash fiction magazine Vestal Review. His novel My Life at First Try was published by Counterpoint Press to wide critical acclaim. He co-edited flash fiction anthologies from Ooligan Press and Persea Books/Norton. He is at work on a novel about Lenin running for president of the United States.
I like to share my thoughts lest I explode.
Hi, Mark. Thanks for commenting on and faving "Bogdan." Hoped the Dad reference in the first line would resonate in the last line but I guess that didn't work. Ah, well...
Flash fiction vs. poetry--sometimes hard to tell the difference!
I am a big fan of Vestal Review! So psyched to see you here!
Hi, Mark. Thanks for reading 'Fifty Five Words or Less,' and allowing me to post this message on your wall. Your comments and suggestions are appreciated. I look forward to reading more of your work.
Hey, Mark! I remember you from (I think) Eric Bosse's flash fiction office on AZ, years ago. Nice to see you here.
Thank you, David.