Synkroniciti is delighted to welcome Houston writer, performance artist and filmmaker Margo Stutts Toombs with an evocative flash fiction story, “Paper.” An early joy in a particular media, whether it is clay, simple dirt, Super 8 film, or in this case, clean, crisp paper, can become a force in our lives, whether to give comfort or to challenge us. As we change with time, often our earliest, most tactile, sensual instincts prove truer than the training we receive in school. Life is not only learning, but unlearning. Margo’s gentle storytelling takes us into a woman’s life experience to show us how the creative spark is a sustaining part of human identity.
Read Margo’s tender story in Synkroniciti’s “Flow” issue. Purchase the issue or subscribe here: https://synkroniciti.com/the-magazine/.
A self-proclaimed internal humorist, Margo Stutts Toombs creates and dwells in wacky worlds. She loves to perform her work at Fringe festivals, art galleries or anywhere food and beverages are served. Her poetry and flash pieces dance in journals, anthologies, calendars and chapbooks. Margo also loves to create videos. Sometimes, these videos screen at film festivals. One of Margo’s favorite pastimes is co-hosting the monthly poetry/flash readings at the Archway Gallery in Houston, Texas. For 2022-23, she is the program chair for Women in the Visual and Literary Arts, Houston.
Margo’s flash piece, “Paper,” was written in one of Cait Weiss Orcutt’s creative non-fiction classes.
Margo will also be a Featured Artist at Synkroniciti’s June gathering: https://synkroniciti.com/whats-going-on/.