Gonna get spoiled by the weather. A little warm today, but clear and breezy and full of sun. Got in another long walk after a slow morning at the keyboard. All but finished the story of the two hunters, which I’ve tentatively titled, “Dead Is Dead.” Have a few details regarding voice that need to be resolved, but that’s it. And the timing couldn’t have been better. Need to move on to something else before I drive myself crazy.
Cracked the latest edition of New Letters early this afternoon and read the first of its two short stories. Enjoyed the piece even though it felt more like an academic exercise than a deep stab at the heart. Hats off to the author in any event. It was an interesting, well-crafted piece with some nice bits of humor. On a related note, why is it writers view Midwesterners as having a silly, but loveable charm?