Just a quick note to say I have a new story out in Scintilla Magazine, which just went live today. Huge props to editor Timothy A. Lepczyk for making the issue look so awesome!
I mentioned a week and a half ago that this story actually came to me as a suggestion from a coworker, but to be honest, it’s an amalgamation of a lot of things, including a couple of kitchens I used to work in and some people I knew in high school and in college, all of it kind of mashed together and re-imagined. (No, that character in this story isn’t you.) But the thing about the pregnant girl is the part of the story that someone else suggested. (It’s supposed to be a true story!)
Also, in case anyone’s into connected stories, this story is one of a trilogy of connected stories, which live in a little chapbook I call There Is No Other Way to Worship Them. I haven’t put out the chapbook yet because I’m still looking for a home for the third story, but if you want to read the first story in the trilogy, it’s up at SOL: English Writing in Mexico.