A Fine Day Will Burn Through
Available May 5, 2021
Hollywood and Japan. The South and Midwest. Outer space and back home. Past and present. Myths and truths. Expectations and desires. Animals and humans. A storage locker and a softball game. A school play and an art installation. A bar mitzvah and an old tattoo. William Auten’s new fifteen-story collection A Fine Day Will Burn Through bridges cultures and explores how people of all ages try to reach for—and sometimes miss—each other. In circumstances both mundane and surprising, these characters wend their way through a contemporary world of excess and restraint, noise and silence, urgency and patience, regret and grace.
Fire In Hand Media, 2021
Bluestem, BULL, Crab Orchard Review, District Lit, Gravel, Illuminations, McNeese Review, the museum of americana, Permafrost, Sequestrum, Sliver of Stone, Slush Pile Magazine, Solstice, Split Lip, Superstition Review
“Moonflowers, Illuminations, 35, summer 2020
“Start of the Season,” Valparaiso Fiction Review, volume 9, issue 2, 2020
“Dioramas,” Tupelo Quarterly, 20, 2020