Michael Minchin

Michael Minchin

Mike Minchin earned his MFA in writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts in 2014. His fiction has received Honorable Mention in Glimmer Train. His poetry has appeared in Avocet. His stories are forthcoming in Gargoyle MagazineGreen Writers Press, andVermont Magazine. He lives in central Vermont with his family.

Mike Minchin, Mud Season Review author

Visceral, vicarious experience

Robin Lauzon Parker interviews
Michael Minchin

 

Our fiction editor, Robin Lauzon Parker, recently spoke with Michael Minchin, author of Issue #7’s “In the Bodies of Beautiful Fish.” Here’s what he had to say about the roots of the story, his attention to sound and image, and the type of writing that inspires him….Read more

"Troutzilla," photograph by Dave Petraglia, Mud Season Review artist

FICTION: ISSUE #7

In the Bodies of Beautiful Fish

by Michael Minchin
 
 

When Quinn Meyers looks up from his cutting board, there are more fish moving along the conveyor: fat salmon, already gutted, or half-gutted, messy from the machines that cannot slice the fins neatly enough or strip the pink membrane from the cavity with the delicate swipe of a blade.
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