…and it’s writing.

A tipsy discussion of writing craft. Writers D.C. McNaughton and Avery Ames imbibe a few drinks while they review and revise their old (and often cringey) writing. Each episode focuses on a particular aspect of craft and features a themed cocktail pairing.

Ep 009: Short Fiction with Crystal L.Kirkham

October 4th, 2021

In this episode, Avery interviews author Crystal L. Kirkham about everything short fiction, from drabbles to flash fiction to novellas.

Find Crystal L. Kirkham online:


NSFWords Podcast



Sites and tags mentioned in this episode:

NSFWords episode on reading/writing widely

#vss365 prompt tag on Twitter

Submission Grinder

Crystal's anthologies and books


Drinks for this episode:

Boozy Strawberry Shortcake

  • 3oz cake or donut vodka
  • 1 cup frozen strawberries
  • 4oz milk or plant milk of choice
  • (optional) whipped cream for topping
  1. Combine strawberries (still frozen), vodka, and milk in a blender
  2. Blend until smooth
  3. Optional: top with whipped cream

Crystal's drink: Petit Verdot white wine

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