Grateful to Doubly Mad, a beautiful literature and art journal in upstate New York, for printing my short story, “Celebration.” After a night of drinking Curt learns Artie lost a wad of money and maybe his friendship along with it.
Here are the first two pages:
Friends on the road in western Kansas, Pearl waiting for her turn to drive. Look closely and you’ll see a cat’s head nestled under Pearl’s nose.
Curt agrees to try a spiedi, the local Binghamton delicacy, but he faces a more portentous decision.
Thank you @TheFictionPool!
A late night message draws Curt into the crypt and a confrontation with his boss.
Fictive Dreams, one of my favorite online journals, tweeted a link to my story, Artie’s Dodge, which they published two years ago.
Curt’s friend Artie always has an angle, and when he arrives clean-shaven at Curt’s apartment, Curt knows something’s up.