...and the fiction editor, Carol Reid, interviewed me about the story.
I worked on that story for five years, starting at the end of October in Omaha, Nebraska, chain smoking someone else's hand-rolled cigarettes, wearing someone else's sailor hat. Man, was I miserable when I started that story.
That story made me miserable.
Tim and I had our first date because of that story.
Then when I finished it, I cried for hours. I was mourning the end of it.
Then it wasn't the end. I kept at it. I cut it to pieces. I changed Henry. I changed the heart.
I kind of can't believe it.
I really love this story. In my heart, I thought it would be one of those secret things. I can't believe it.
Here is a link to the story and interview: MadHat Drive-By Book Reviews