Film

Haunt of Memory - Flash Fiction Video. Story by Tara L. Masih. Video by Awkword Paper Cut

This collaboration between award-winning author Tara Masih and writer/producer Michael Dickes pays tribute to the oral tradition of Southern Gothic tales and explores the visual and psychological impact of dreams and memory.
Haunt of Memory


Windswept - Dance performance by Stephen Clapp (creator and director, Dance Box Theater), Lighting by Ben Levine, Narrated by voice actor Jennifer Mendenhall, Written by Tara L. Masih (excerpted from "Be Prepared to Evacuate")

Windswept explores the effects of global climate change through dramatic choreography and an insightful narrative and was performed at Dance Place, Washington, DC, in October 2014. This is the section of the performance highlighting my work.


Flash Fiction Chapbooks

Fragile Skins ChapbookFragile Skins by Tara L. Masih. Photos by Joan Digby.
The Feral Press, 2006

The Feral Press publishes chapbooks of poetry and prose that accompany black-and-white images. These are collector's editions and published in limited press runs. Their goal is to enhance the reading of prose with art, and to revive the European chapbook and broadside tradition. These chapbooks have been archived at universities throughout the country, and a few remain for purchase. Tara L. Masih is an award-winning writer, and this booklet includes the prize-winning flash story "Catalpa."

"Fragile Skins is a gem that I keep on my bookshelf..." ~ poet Alan King

"'Suicide Weather' hit me especially hard ... those richly suggested apples ... a great story!" ~ poet X. J. Kennedy

$4.50. Available from www.thelostbookshelf.com and www.pp-pub.com

Tall Grasses ChapbookTall Grasses by Tara L. Masih. Photos by Joan Digby.
The Feral Press, 2006

The Feral Press publishes chapbooks of poetry and prose that accompany black-and-white images. These are collector's editions and published in limited press runs. Their goal is to enhance the reading of prose with art, and to revive the European chapbook and broadside tradition. These chapbooks have been archived at universities throughout the country, and a few remain for purchase. Tara L. Masih is an award-winning writer, and this booklet includes the Pushcart Prize nominated flash story "Turtle Hunting," which first appeared in Hayden's Ferry Review and was anthologized in Brevity & Echo: An Anthology of Short Short Stories (Rose Metal Press).

$4.50. Available from www.thelostbookshelf.com and www.pp-pub.com


Audio CD

Shoofly CD"Raj and His Magic Elephant Bean" by Tara L. Masih.
Story selection from Shoofly Audiomagazine, Vol 5, No. 1

Shoofly, a best-selling audiomagazine, offers children's stories, music and poetry for children ages three to seven. This CD includes Tara Masih's "Raj and His Magic Elephant Bean," the tale of a young boy's magical journey to India and the grandparents he has never met.

Available for purchase or download from shooflyaudio.com.

You may also listen to story for free. Listen to "Raj and His Magic Elephant Bean"


Journals

Conclave, issue 1"How She Found Her Way Back In" by Tara L. Masih
Short story from Conclave: A Journal of Character, Issue 1.

Listen to "How She Found Her Way Back In"Listen to Tara reading "How She Found Her Way Back In"

Available from amazon.com


Divide, issue 4"Champagne Water" by Tara L. Masih
Short story from divide, Issue 4.

"The balanced collection of essays, fiction, poetry and photography produced by the University of Colorado reminds me of The Sun: there is a sensitivity to the human condition and our place within the natural world. . . . A lot of the prose in Divide flows like travel, sometimes slow and building, sometimes awesome and shocking. Several pieces stand out: a couple trying to salvage a doomed marriage by vacationing to Dominica in Tara L. Masih's "Champagne Water". . . . Dark elements infuse the selections in Divide but there is a lightness — something like enlightenment — coming out of each experience." ~ Robert Duffer, NEWPAGES.com, Literary Magazine Reviews, July 16, 2007


Anthologies

Flashed: Sudden Stories in Comics and ProseFlashed: Sudden Stories in Comics and Prose (Pressgang Books, 2016)
"Each piece is creative on its own...but they somehow meld perfectly... In 'Leviathan,' Travis Holland, Brendan Leach, and Tara L. Masih return to an image of a whale beneath a lone, small swimmer." ~NewPages

Facing the ChangeFacing the Change (Torrey House Press, 2013)
Foreword Book of the Year Finalist

Shale: Extreme Fiction for Extreme ConditionsShale: Extreme Fiction for Extreme Conditions (Texture Press, 2015)
"'Fire-on-the-Water,' by Tara L. Masih is a sweeping page-and-a-half long ode to a vanishing Italian coastal town." ~The Potomac

KYSO AnthologyKYSO Anthology (KYSO Flash, 2014)

The Well-Versed ParentThe Well-Versed Parent (Wellstone Press, 2015)

Only the Sea Keeps Only the Sea Keeps: Poetry of the Tsunami (Bayeux Arts, 2005)
Winner of a 2006 Skipping Stones Honor Award; shortlisted for the 2006 Benjamin Franklin Award; and a Small Press Review outstanding pick for Nov.-Dec '05:

DimeStoriesDimeStories (Dime Stories International, 2014)

Flash Fiction Funny Flash Fiction Funny (Blue Light Press, 2013)

Two Worlds WalkingTwo Worlds Walking: Short Stories, Essays, and Poetry by Writers with Mixed Heritages (New Rivers Press, 1994)

BiteBITE: An Anthology of Flash Fiction (Trachodon Press, 2012)

For She is the Tree of Life For She Is the Tree of Life: Grandmothers Through the Eyes of Women Writers (Conari Press)

Stripped: A Collection of Anonymous Flash Stripped: A Collection of Anonymous Flash (Philadelphia Stories, 2012)

New to North America New to North America: Writing by U.S. Immigrants, Their Children and Grandchildren ed. Abby Bogomolny (Burning Bush Publications, 1997, 2007)

Brevity & EchoBrevity & Echo: Short Short Fiction by Emerson College Alumni (Rose Metal Press, 2006)

Wisdom of Our MothersWisdom of Our Mothers (Familia Books, 2010)

In the Arms of Words In the Arms of Words: Poems for Disaster Relief (Sherman Asher, 2005)

Classifieds: An Anthology of Prose Poems Classifieds: An Anthology of Prose Poems (Equinox Publishing, 2012)

AuntiesAunties: 35 Writers Celebrate Their Other Mother (Ballantine Books, 2004)

HacksHacks: 10 Years on Grub Street (Grub St., 2007)

Essential LoveEssential Love: Poems About Mothers and Fathers, Daughters and Sons (Poetworks/Grayson Books, 2000)