Living on a houseboat is no place to be if you’re in witness protection or avoiding your ex and her boyfriend-attorney over pet custody, because there you are, unmistakable extras in a Houseboat War documentary filmed on your pier, you and chihuahua Diva now called Fred wearing matching flamingo sunglasses. One minute of fame is good for a round of boilermakers at the No-Name. And a court summons, dognapping being actionable. When the sheriff shows up, you clutch Fred and escape in your rowboat, dreaming of Gauguin’s Tahiti as the strong tide pushes you towards the rocky shores of Alcatraz.
is the author of five books, among them Nova Nights (Nomadic Press, 2021), Edible Grace (KYSO Flash Press, 2019), and Soundings & Fathoms (Finishing Line Press). His latest collection, Translated From the Original: one-inch punch fiction, was published by Nomadic Press in December 2022.
His stories have appeared in many journals such as Bull, Carve, Flash Frontier, Flashback Fiction, great weather for Media, KYSO Flash, MacQueen’s Quinterly, Riddled with Arrows, The Ekphrastic Review, and Exposition Review, where he was twice a Flash 405 winner. His work has recently received a Publisher’s Choice Award and an Editor’s Choice Award, and has been nominated for Best of The Net.
Guy’s writing apprenticeship began in a goat herder’s shack during a civil war in Guatemala. He now lives on a houseboat with his wife and salty cat, and walks the planks daily.
Author’s website: https://www.guybiederman.com/
Author’s blog: This Day Afloat: Reflections of Life on the Water
⚡ Quite, a prose poem by Biederman which was the winner of the “Triple-Q” Writing Challenge in MacQueen’s Quinterly (Issue 11, January 2022); to hear him read this piece, see Recordings at his website.
⚡ Edible Grace: An e-Collection of 12 Micro-Prose in KYSO Flash (Issue 12, Summer 2019); click on Next Page at bottom left of each piece to access the next one.
Edible Grace is also available in print and offers bonus content, including six additional micro-prose and five more photographs by the author, plus a pen-and-ink drawing by Tula Biederman.