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Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Sky Clipper -- new short story

The wonderful editors at Quip Literary Review have published my short story "Sky Clipper" in their yearning summer Issue 5. Very grateful for their caring treatment. Read "Sky Clipper" here! I wrote this story over many drafts some time back, but suddenly the latest iteratrion feels timely and true in a new way. Strange how often that happens. 

 For those following along, this short story is set in the same fictional Ozark town and narrative universe wherein my late unpublished novel The Weightless Machine takes place. But I try something different with perspective, style, and voice in every text, and "Sky Clipper" is no different. I'm glad to have these stories in the world, available, so I may move on. 

You may also download a stylish PDF of the entire issue at the Quip Literary Review website!