Reading fiction for a regional literary magazine is more than just a little fun, especially when you stumble across a new writer whose work is exciting. Check out the latest issue of storySouthmagazine at www.storysouth.com and be sure to read the featured story: "Johnny Cash Beset by Darkness". Great story. Exciting new author who is Southern but currently lives in France. John Marshall Daniel. Has a great blog, too. www.thefrogmarch.blogspot.com
Seriously, read this story and tell me what you think. I read it last summer and have not been able to stop thinking about it.
Along with a story my former student from VCU wrote. Jeff Landon's story "Lifelike Baby Girls" appeared in both the summer MISSISSIPPI REVIEW as well as the online version. Stunning.
Wow. These guys can write. Really write. In fact, read both stories and let me know what you think.