I have a new story online today, one I’m really excited about for a number of reasons! For one thing, the story, “Summerplace,” is in Eunoia Review, a publication I’ve liked for some time now and which is getting a bit of buzz in the world of online lit magazines. (And they’ve had a solid run of really terrific poetry lately!) Also, this story is from my story cycle, Strangers Die Every Day. Not counting the lengthy novella, only two stories from that collection remain unpublished now, though both are out on the market (as is the novella and the collection as a whole).
As I mentioned the other day, the stories from Strangers Die Every Day all interconnect; “Summerplace” is a bit of an outlier in that collection in that it takes place significantly earlier than any of the other stories, but if anyone’s curious, a few of the characters from this story also show up in “A Few May Remember” and “Barefoot in the Guadalupe.” I’ll leave it to you to find them. 😉
But don’t think you need to read any of the other stories to find your way through this one. All you need is a little sea air, a flashlight, and a sense of isolation even among a crowd.
Enjoy! And huge thanks to Ian Chung and the rest of the Eunoia gang for the opportunity to appear in this awesome lit review.