My latest story The Hare in the Dish is available to read for free in the Blue Lake Review. Thank you to editor Mitchell Waldman for accepting me into this prestigious literary publication.
Many of my recent stories have been flash fiction (<1000 words), so I’m excited to share this longer story, which runs just shy of 4,000 words. My initial draft of this story was about half as long but after receiving feedback that the story felt unfinished, I kept working on it until I reached a more natural conclusion.
In many ways this story differs from my typical work, in that it’s best classified as a suspense or mystery, genres I don’t usually attempt (although perhaps I should). Further, the story is set in the world of high dining, which is certainly not somewhere I find myself. I don’t eat out often, but when I do I prefer somewhere more laid back (not fast food mind you, but also not a place where the server would pull out your chair).
In other senses, you’ll find much of my typical writing style in this story. There are tense family dynamics, a bad pun (the lead character’s name, no less) and a character who needs to ease up on the liquor.
I’m always interested in hearing what people think about my stories and the magazines they’re published in. Please leave a comment or send me an email with any feedback, good or bad. And don’t forget to subscribe to the blog so you’ll be notified every time I make a new post. Happy long weekend to those here in Canada.