Matthew Zanoni Muller

Writer

Drops on the Water: Stories about Growing Up from a Father and Son

 In the Fall of the year I graduated from college, I started to write this memoir with my father. Every week we would share new stories we had written about our childhoods with each other. Eventually, those stories became this book, each one like a "Drop on the Water" of our lives. 

 

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December 2016

A new short story about a man who can't swim is up at Halfway Down the Stairs. Follow the link to see what happens to "Hank."

"The pond was fed by a river, she had told him, and though it was calm, there was still a fine undertow. Water rushed in on one side and spilled out the other. She had said this as though it were a good thing... "

 

April 2014: Announcement!

 Drops on the Water: Stories about Growing up from a Father and Son is

now out from Loyola University's Apprentice House Press.

 To purchase the book, click here.

 

 

January 2014

 A little mini interview of mine is up at NANO Fiction. Plus you can listen to

a recording of my story, which is in the most recent issue. Check it our here.

 

There's a fun little write up on my writing space from last spring in Toasted

Cheese. Check it out here.

Muller

December 2013 

"Lights," a story from Drops on the Water, is up now over at a very exciting

new literary review. Read the story at the Rappahanock Review here.

 

"Fits and Starts," another piece from Drops on the Water, is now out in the

newest issue of the magazine Hippocampus. The story is about being lured

away from my house...Read it here!

 

"Back in a Minute," a piece from Drops on the Water, appears in the winter

issue of Lowestoft Chronicle. The story is about a hike up a mountain, and

the creation of a fantasy that our family maintained for some years. Read it

here.   

 

November 2013

I'm very excited to have my story "Presence" published in the most recent

issue of NANO Fiction. To get a subscription, visit their site here.

 

 

October 2013

 A new piece of Flash Fiction is out now from Stone Highway Review! It's

about manliness and it's called "The Man in the River." Read the piece here.

 

May 2013

 I'm very excited to have a nonfiction story in Fwriction : Review! It's about

hair. It's called "Samson." Read the story here.

 

March 2013

Look out for the new issue of Toasted Cheese. I've got

a story in that puppy. It's about suitcases. Read it here.

 Grilled Cheese

October 2012

Will be editing issue 7 with the editorial team at Thoughtsmith, a wonderful

literary magazine. Come check them out anytime here: Thoughtsmith.org

 

September 2012

"The Many Uses of Crying," a creative nonfiction story, is now up at The Boiler Journal. Read the story here.

 

 

"Gambling," a creative nonfiction story, is now up at The Blue Bear Review.

Read the story here.

 

July 2012


 "Clean Energy," a short story is now up at Bartleby Snopes. Find the story

here.

 

May 2012

 

"The Match," a creative nonfiction story from the book I've been writing with

my father, is now up at DecomP MagazinE. To read, or listen to me reading

the story, simply click here.

 

April 2012

 

"I will be at the Stockbridge Library in Stockbridge, MA Friday, April 20th

from 7 to 9 p.m. taking part in a panel discussion on memoir.  The panel is

called "From Memory to Memoir." I hope to see you all there.

 

March 2012

 

"A Little Bit," a creative nonfiction piece, is published in The Write Room.

 

 

February 2012

 "A Delta to the Bay" is published in MICROW. Read this very short story

here.

 

December 2011

"Rockefeller Center," a creative nonfiction piece, is published in Prick of the

Spindle. Read the Story here.

 

"Oak Stand," a very short prose piece, is published in issue five of Rufous

City Review. Read the piece here.

 

"Pearls Before Swine," is now up on Spilling Ink Review. Read the story here.

 

November 2011

"Pearls Before Swine," a flash fiction story, receives an honorable mention in

Spilling Ink Review's 2011 Fiction Contest. The story will be published

Dec. 1st in the online portion of the magazine. 

 

October 2011

"The Girl from the Video Store," is reprinted by Haggard and Halloo, with a

very cool picture! Read the story here.

 

"Waitress," a short prose piece, is published in Eunoia Review. Read the

piece here.

 

"Simon Says," a short creative nonfiction story, is published in Orion

Headless.

"In a camping trailer permanently parked in my friend’s backyard, and

powered by an extension cord his father had run from his garage

apartment..."

Read the rest of the story here. 

 

September 2011

"Invitation to the Sandbox," a creative nonfiction story, is in ken*again's fall

issue. Read the story here.


A new story, "Spearfishing for Crawfish" is now at Corner Club Press.

Download the pdf of issue #4 here.

 

A new "quick fiction" piece is in Boston Literary Magazine. It's called

"What There Will Be," and you can read it here. Buying the print version is

also always a very good idea.

 

There is also a sneak peak of a forthcoming creative nonfiction story

available at Corner Club Press. Read it here.

  

  "My Grandfather's Gift," a short creative nonfiction story, is published in

Halfway Down the Stairs. The theme of the issue is: We all fall down.

"Right away I became empty because I didn’t care about binoculars at all..."

Read the rest of the story here.

 

"Nassau Harbor," a short prose piece, is published in Red Ochre Lit.

"We swooped in close to the yacht, cruised by slow, and looked up at the

girl the farthest out..." 

Read the rest of the story here.

 

August 2011

"Trash Day," a thirty word story, was one of six winners in Narrative Magazine's

Puzzler Flash Fiction Challenge. You can read the story by going to Narrative

Magazine's Facebook page and heading to the Puzzler section.

 

"Naked," A short creative nonfiction story from Drops on the Water is published in

Used Furniture Review.

"She yelled in a way that made us want to help her. We got undressed..."

To read the full story, click Here.

 

June 2011

A short prose piece, "Brother Lion," is up on A-Minor Magazine. You can

read it here. It's a bible story. It will be awesome. I promise.

 

A short creative nonfiction story, "The Girl From The Video Store," another

of the stories from the book I have been writing with my father, is now up on

MuDjoB. Read the story here.

 

April 2011

A short creative nonfiction story, "Watching Cartoons," from Drops on the Water,

a book I have been working on with my father,  is  published in Milk Sugar's

April / May issue. You can read the story here. 


 

February 2011

 A short creative nonfiction story, "My Grandfather Who Runs Away With

 Me," from Drops on the Water, is published in Ramshackle Review's

third issue. You can read the story here.

 

 

 

January 2011

"Stairs," a short creative nonfiction story, from a book I have been working

on with my father, Drops on the Water, is published in Gloom Cupboard

Feb. 14. Read the story here.

 

"Midnight Voices," a short prose piece, is published in Literary

Bohemian issue eleven! Read it here.

 

 "Away from Them," a short prose piece, is published in LITSNACK, Jan.

12th. Read the story here.

 

"Tableau," a short prose piece, is now available in Blink-Ink issue 5.

This is a print issue, and if you are inclined, you can visit the site

to purchase an individual copy or to set up a subscription here.

 

 

 

 

December 2010

Dec. 5th "Destination," a short prose piece, is published in issue 52 of Short,

Fast and Deadly. Read the story here.


October 2010

Oct. 19th "Rockstars in a Hotel," a short prose piece from a collection of

short prose pieces I am slowly putting together tentatively titled Man's Body

Found, is now up on Ink, Sweat and Tears. Read the Story here.

 

September 2010

Sep. 1st "The Hospital in Hudson, New York" published in Spilling Ink

Review. This story, like the ones below, is from the book I have been

working on with my father, Drops on the Water, and one of his stories, "The

Prince," is in this issue as well!

Read the story here.


August 2010

Aug. 20th "The Beach in Nicaragua" published in The Legendary. This

story is from the book I have been working on with my father, Drops on the

Water.

Read the story here.

 

Aug. 5th "Playacting" published in Orion headless. This

story is from the book I have been working on with my father, Drops on the

Water.

Read the story here.

 

April 2010

Flash fiction story "Seltzer" accepted by Six Sentences.

Read the story here.