Order up a copy of Press 53 Spotlight! It’s got five amazing poets and two killer short story writers, and hell they even published three of my stories too.
- Whorehouse Piano
- Kingdom Come
On January 23, Press 53’s Kevin Watson organized and hosted an awesome book launch at the Gallery of the Arts in Winston-Salem. It was awesome, though my reading of “Kingdom Come” had to be smoothed over by generous helpings of white wine
Pindeldyboz has published one of my most recent stories, “Whorehouse Piano.” You can read it here:
A couple people have asked me about the story, especially the title. Well, that phrase “whorehouse piano” was really the seed of the whole story. I came across a band in NOLA who called themselves by the same name, and the phrase just stuck in my head. The story really grew out of that. Part of it is the nugget of meaning, the idea that if you’re playing piano in a whorehouse, nobody is probably listening too much. Kinda funny, kinda sad.
Lucy is one of my favorite characters. I hope she turns up again.