I’m Kristina T. Saccone, a writer, creative, and maker. At heart, I’m a storyteller with a particular love for the craft of speculative fiction, creative nonfiction, and the flash form. I edit One Wild Ride, a limited-run online literary journal with stories about caring for our aging parents and those who raised us.
I spent nearly a decade in public broadcasting at the PBS NewsHour, Colorado Public Radio, and Aspen Public Radio. Since then, I have been writing and communicating for nonprofit organizations. I currently lead the digital content team at The Aspen Institute.
Review & Interview: Sue Mell’s Giving Care, Heavy Feather Review, December 2022
An Ailing Parent and Unabashed Honesty: A Review of Mothercare: Love, Death, and Ambivalence, Literary Mama, November 2022
Fire in the Teak Fields, Ghost Parachute, February 2023
Dementia’s Orphans, Superstition Review, January 2023 (creative nonfiction & interview)
No Matter How Pretty They Look, Fractured Literary, December 2022
Hardy Holds Court at the Corner Store, Cease, Cows, September 2022, Best Microfiction 2023
The Spectrum of Sight, Bethesda Magazine, June 2022, Honorable Mention in the 2022 Short Story & Essay Contest
We Iron Dad’s Underwear, Invisible City, May 2022, Finalist in the 2022 Blurred Genre Flash Contest judged by Lynn Steger Strong
Things Forgotten, LEON Literary Review, April 2022
The Borrowers, Top 10 in The Molotov Cocktail’s Folked Up Flash Contest, March 2022; Runner Up, WOW Flash Fiction Contest Fall 2022
As one of the 1/4 of adults in their 40’s or 50’s caring for an aging parent, I have found strength and hope in stories about the ups and downs of caretaking. I started a limited-run online journal for reprints on the topic, called One Wild Ride. Learn more about the project and all the latest here — or sign up for e-mail updates here.
Currently on hiatus: A free newsletter featuring the latest flash fiction and creative nonfiction from across the web, and building community among flash fiction & creative nonfiction readers, writers, and publications.
Questions? E-mail Kristina at kristina dot saccone at gmail dot com.