Professor Emeritus of English at Longwood University in Virginia, Michael Lund conducts writing workshops with Home and Abroad, a free writing instruction program for veterans, active-duty military, and families hosted by Longwood University’s Department of English and Modern Languages. At the same time, he continues to add to his own body of work. Listed here are recent publications.

“Turtles,” a short story, appeared in Snapshots, in the 2023 Anthology of the Military Writers Society of America. It comes from Lund’s The Persimmon Rivers Novels, a series set in the Tidewater region of North Carolina that highlights the contribtions of veterans from different eras. Staffordshire, a village of 2000 nestled on an inland bay formed by a North Carolina river, is another dying American smalltown, yet individuals are drawn together—instinctively? mysteriously? magically?—to rebuild a community and a tradition.

The Military Writers Society of America, along with The Cuddy Foundation for Veterans, have named “Muddy Confluence,” a short story by Michael Lund, as a finalist in the 2022 Writing Contest. They say further that “We are going to be publishing a book with the poems and short stories from all of the finalists that will be available on Amazon soon.”

Two of Lund’s stories appeared in 2021:  “Near Near-Death Experiences,” in Untold Stories: 2021 Anthology (Military Writers of America Society, 2021); and “Butt Dump,” in New Contexts 2. London: Coverstory Books, 2021.

Blue Smoke War; White Bones Men,” a Memorial Day 2021 Op-Ed appears in the Richmond Times-Dispatch.

“Counter-weight,” a commntary, appears in the December 2020 issue of Intima: A Journal of Narrative Medicine. On that page is a link to “Bees,” a short story that was published in the November issue.

A generation’s retrospective is now available.