Please join us in congratulating the winner in Page Turner Magazine’s fifth flash fiction contest: The Missing! Mary Krakow gave us a story of curiosity and intrigue, creating an atmosphere of growing mysteriousness as a woman feels that something is amiss. With our minds stunned, we present you with “Mystery Man.”
Please join us in congratulating the runner-up in Page Turner Magazine’s fifth flash fiction contest: The Missing! Slawka G Scarso wrote a piece from a unique perspective, giving us a fantastic twist of an ending in a short amount of space. It is with the greatest sense of enigmaticness that we present to you, “Evidence Bag n. AV32948.”
James L. May holds an MFA from Florida International University, along with a BA from Cornell University. He grew up in New Jersey, has lived in Miami and New Orleans, and now resides in New York City. His short fiction has appeared in Tigertail, and he has reviewed fiction for The Florida Book Review, Gulf Stream Literary Magazine and New Orleans Review.
I had the pleasure of interviewing James L. May, a historical fiction writer who just recently published his very first novel, The Body Outside the Kremlin, this year. I actually got a chance to meet James at a wedding a little more than a year back, and we talked about his book while it was still in the final stages of publication. He was so excited about his publisher spending the extra dough on getting the gold leaf embossed cover. Talking with him now, now that his book has completed its marketing cycle, it’s been enlightening and reassuring to see where reality and expectations align. —Michael Hamilton