Cover Photo: This photograph is taken from the level of the forest floor, looking at mushrooms that are sprouting from an old log. The sun shines through their caps and illuminates the green woods behind them.
Photograph by hp koch/Unsplash

On Writing (When I’m Not Inspired)

I know I’m the kind of writer who has to trick himself into writing, into making the effort to find something to write about.




Richard Mirabella is a writer and civil servant living in Upstate New York. His stories have appeared in American Short Fiction, wigleaf, Split Lip Magazine, and elsewhere. His debut novel, Brother & Sister Enter the Forest, will be published by Catapult in 2023.