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Published Jul 16, 2021 · 7,855 words (29 minutes) · 23 views
This story originally appeared in IGMS in 2013, where it won a reader's choice award. It was later reprinted by Fantastic Stories of the Imagination. I've written a lot of short fiction since then, but this one still makes the archaeologist in me very happy. True story: I was nearly abandoned at Mesa Verde once because everyone else was tired of me staring at the postholes when there were "more interesting" things to see.
Published Jul 16, 2021 · 564 words (3 minutes) · 23 views
I've taken to posting short explanations of how some of my stories came to be written. They might only be of interest to other writers (and fairly obsessive ones at that!), but they're a fun way for me to return to the inspiration and composition for some of my work.
Published Jul 14, 2021 · 3,400 words (13 minutes) · 153 views
"The Far Side" cartoonist, Gary Larson, drew an image of a family fleeing a city while a mushroom cloud rises in the distance. Their panic is evident, except their dog has his head out the window, looking at a dog on the sidewalk. Larson says he drew it to illustrate different points of view will not see a situation the same way. I like stories like that. In "Housekeeping," the apocalyptic background isn't the prime concern in the main character's life. Sometimes you just have to be a good dad.