I’m proud to announce that my short story “Iron Paul” was accepted by Quail Bell Magazine. You can read it here.
“Iron Paul” is the story of an aging lathe operator in a baseball bat factory. Paul is struggling to adjust to changing times and attempting to determine which of his company’s time-honored traditions are valuable and which are not.
Quail Bell Magazine is “a social and artistic experiment in the imaginary, the nostalgic, and the otherworldly.” Although this woman-run shop is centered in the Washington, D.C.-Maryland-Virginia area, they publish content from all over the world. Their publication and website will not only challenge and inform you with content of all kinds — journalism, art, literature, photography — but it will also entertain and amuse. So, basically, reading Quail Bell Magazine is sort of like getting your feet tickled by the giggling toddler love child of Edgar Allen Poe and Emmeline Pankhurst. Not really. I don’t know what I’m saying. It’s just cool, and fresh, and original, and sincere.
So go check them out. And while you’re there, check out my story too.