My first short story to be published, "In Chicago," is now live at Dew on the Kudzu. I'm very thankful to Idgie for the recognition and support. This piece I have somewhat mixed emotions about because I'm not sure I can say it's representative of my usual work. My usual work is complex and wordy, rather cerebral with touches of magical realism here and there, some metafiction, some dream logic, yada yada. Comparatively, this piece is spare, straightforward, kinda easy-breezy.
Suppose I'm supposed to say something deep and artistic about it. Not gonna. Just gonna sit here and be pleased with myself. Fear and desire, reluctant transitions of the South, those confusing In-Betweens, humanity in its adulthood--as Borges might say--new frontiers...sure, it can be about all that if I want...It might even look like I meant to do that.