“Creek on the Right” is forthcoming June 2020 in the Dead Mule School of Literature, which will be their twenty-fourth year of publishing, and as their slogan says “No good Southern fiction is complete without a dead mule.” Big thanks to Valerie McEwan et al.
“Many and Many a Year Ago” has won the 2019 Norton Girault Literary Prize in Fiction from Barely South Review (Old Dominion University); the fall 2019 issue will feature the short story.
Nearby, the battalion nicknamed Heartbreakers had discovered an entrance underground that had slipped by the rest of us searching the property.
And Ethan, his yarmulke crowning his head, turned to the crowd, and I don’t remember if the young man in the story is named the same as my friend, but he is here because Ethan is a good name from the Old Testament and the original covenant between God and Man, this bond justifying ways not always seen through a selfish cloud.
“This story is an act of fiction—even the parts that I didn’t have to make up.” In the latest Authors Talk, a podcast produced by Superstition Review, I talk about my short story “Something in the Way” published in issue 19.
Callbacks and acting gigs went dark about six months ago, and Bryan feels responsible because ever since he arrived in the City of Angels, he’s been highly selective with the roles offered and available to him, and given the current stalemate of no light breaking through this long fabric of nightfall, he’s not sure that strategy is wise anymore, especially when the late bills pile on his kitchen counter or another warning from his landlord beeps on his voicemail.