After a brain-burning week of the ins and outs of publishing in this new indie-centric world, expect a post next week discussing a little of what I learned. In the meantime, here’s some stuff to read!
It once might have been, once only:
We lodged in a street together,
You, a sparrow on the housetop lonely,
I, a lone she-bird of his feather.
A tale of two artists living at arm’s-length.
The Search for Why by Greg Bishop in Sports Illustrated (July 2-9 2018)
The last time his family saw Tyler, during a vacation to Mexico in early January, Kelly says “he was the happiest I ever saw him.” But when Tyler returned to school, his lack of responsiveness resumed. Kym sent a text asking, “Did you lose your phone” with a crying emoji. He replied not to worry. But after several additional messages went unanswered, she texted, “Is something wrong Ty?”
This one literally had me in tears. Don’t read this unless you’re prepared.
The Open Window (PDF File) by Saki
“My aunt will be down presently, Mr. Nuttel,” said a very self-possessed young lady of fifteen; “in the meantime you must try and put up with me.”
Part of the same ghost-focused Barnes and Noble anthology I’ve been enjoying recently. After reading this story, I remembered liking previous Saki tales, so I immediately ordered one of his collections. This guy is my kind of writer…witty with a side of macabre.