Another month, another short story . . . and not much else on the blog for August. Oh well, it was a busy month. With this month’s story, I’ve got nine down, four to go as I work to create a baker’s dozen sized collection of new works in 2016. I was talking with Katelin, Marcia and John last night about how some of my earlier stories were more character based, while recent pieces have been more situation based. I think this one tips the balance back in the former direction, a little bit. The primary scene of action was inspired by a real one for me: Jacksonville Mall, Jacksonville, North Carolina, circa 1981. The protagonist’s name came first, and once I had that, it was easy to write him. I also had a bit of fun linguistically using canonical terms associated with an iconic musical act I admire. Spot the references?
As always, you can catch up on the prior months’ installments at the links below:
December 2015: The Research Assistant
January 2016: Eadwig Espinosa, Ealdorman of Daud
February 2016: Fleming And The Food Fluffers
March 2016: Veronica Bugdoctor
April 2016: Blackthorn
May 2016: How Do You Know?
July 2016: Ubulembu
And now you can click the link below to read this month’s installment. Game on!