I’m in New Orleans!

I took the bus from Tallahassee to New Orleans last night and got here before the city began waking. The first time I visited NOLA was in 1996 before I knew my family hailed from the area. It had a sense of deja vu back then and felt like home in a way no place I’d ever felt before. Unfortunately,… Read More

Flash Friday Fiction: The Boy With The Blue Bicycle

  A boy aims his blue bicycle toward the bridge and takes a ragged breath. Hair the color of old hay sticks to his pimpled forehead and the wheels weave through traffic drifting with the wind from passing cars. It is overcast with deep fog following the evening traffic, drifting over the mountain and tickling the sleeping lady’s breast. He… Read More

Tenth of December by George Saunders

I really enjoyed this series of stories. Prior to this I’d read two of his stories for my podcast and enjoyed them both (The Semplica Girl Diaries and Escape from Spiderhead) but I wasn’t sure what to expect from a collection. In the end, I found his writing interesting, emotionally evocative and demanding of the reader. These aren’t stories you… Read More