No too long ago, I posted a sketch to a story, just a one-off riff of an idea called “August on the Waterfront.” It sat around for a few months, unfinished, too short to be much of anything. Just an example of what free writing can produce. But then I saw a call for submissions from a new magazine. Unlike other literary mags, this one wanted short fiction. 1200 words or less, much shorter than most of my work. Except for that one rogue of an idea.
So I finished that riff and turned it into a song. And here it is, newly named, and part of East Coast Ink’s newest edition. It’s called “Beneath the Seam” and you can find it on page 33.