In case you’ve been wondering about all these little flash fiction excerpts I’ve been publishing, there is a method to my madness. I’m working on a cross-disciplinary how-to manual for educators to encourage literacy, titled Street Shorts. It will include examples from street-photography-inspired fiction of various lengths as well as prompts for student expression, with lesson plans that tie into everything from language arts to environmental science, civics, math, physics, sociology, and more. It will transcend gender, culture, and socioeconomic level. It’s a long-term work-in-progress and will most likely involve collaborators. Truth? I’d love to work with Dave Eggers.