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Title: The Dog Seated Next to Me
Author: Meg Pokrass
Category: Fiction
Publication Date: September 15, 2019
Pages: 122
Binding: paperback
ISBN: 978-1-949790-23-8
Suggested Retail Price: $16.00

Claremont, CA – June 17, 2019 – Pelekinesis is pleased to announce the upcoming release of The Dog Seated Next to Me, new fiction from Meg Pokrass, available September 15, 2019 worldwide.

At the last count there were over 190 different breeds of dog in the world. Here we have 65 pedigree stories and only a handful have anything to do with dogs. Meg Pokrass’s sixth collection of flash fictions however represents best in class of the short literary form; miniature stories that will jump into your lap and let you stroke them, fierce stories that will frighten you, snarl and bare their teeth, stories that will whimper until you’ve taken them for a walk, stories that will leave a mess on your carpet. For those who don’t like dogs, there are love-struck cockroaches, six-foot spiders, blue-tongued skinks, Margaret Thatcher-like spouses, horny night bugs. Meg Pokrass’s stories are about the necessary animals sitting next to all of us.

The Dog Seated Next to Me by Meg Pokrass will be available through Small Press Distribution, Baker & Taylor, Bertrams, directly from the publisher's website, and in fine local bookstores worldwide.

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For more information please contact Mark Givens at 909-293-9270 or

About the author

Meg Pokrass is the author of five previous flash fiction collections. Her work has been anthologized in two Norton anthologies including New Micro (W.W. Norton & Co., 2018), Best Small Fictions, 2018 and 2019, the Wigleaf Top 50, and has appeared in 350 literary magazines both online and in print. She currently serves as Flash Challenge Editor at Mslexia Magazine, Festival Curator for Flash Fiction Festival, U.K. (Bristol) Co-Editor of Best Microfiction, and Founding/Managing Editor of New Flash Fiction Review. Her website is

About the publisher

Pelekinesis is a small book publishing company focusing on the development of independent authors and artists by creatively embracing the evolving publishing paradigm and utilizing modern distribution platforms. Full catalog and press material can be found at


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