Audio Recording of “Shapeway” Available on Monkeybicycle.net

As of today, Monkeybicycle is hosting an audio recording of me reading “Shapeway” on their site. Listen to it here, and then don’t forget to pick up Issue 9 for your own copy of the story as well as all the other great stories and poems.

A Review of “Shapeway” that Wants to Make Me Cry

Joe Sullivan has reviewed Monkeybicycle 9 on his blog, and he has this to say about my story “Shapeway”:

“I have not read a story I’ve loved as much as I love Colleen Morrissey’s ‘Shapeway’ from Monkeybicycle 9. I’ve read it several times. I’ve taken it to bed with me. I’ve smiled at it again and again and again. It’s so perfect, I can hardly talk about it… If you read nothing else in this issue, read this. If you need one reason to buy this issue, this is it: ‘Shapeway.'”

Thank you, Joe.  I appreciate it very deeply.

Please read the rest of the review at his blog.

Another kind review of “Shapeway”

Christopher McCormick of The Review Review has reviewed Monkeybicycle9 and has included some really wonderful things about “Shapeway.”  Here’s a preview…

“There is plenty to appreciate in Monkeybicylce9, but “Shapeway” – unbelievably Ms. Morrissey’s fiction debut – demands to be singled out by this reviewer…  I’d be surprised if Ms. Morrissey isn’t an avid reader of Alice Munro- she has the same compassion for her characters, imperfect but morally tuned, and a similar ability to write quiet sentences full of longing and heart, vacant of sentimentality. I’d be surprised, too, if I don’t see more stories soon from Colleen Morrissey.”

Read the review in its entirety here.  I’m so glad people are enjoying the story.  Thanks so much, Christopher!

Monkeybicycle9 drops today!

Today, Monkeybicycle9, in which my short story “Shapeway” appears, officially drops!  It’s available for purchase through Monkeybicycle‘s website, and if you order this week, they will send you a back issue of the magazine for free; that is two Monkeybicycles for the price of one, which is a steal.  That’s the lovely cover there on the right.  What a lovely pink addition it will make to your bookshelf.