Head over to Every Day Fiction for "Billy Boy" today. It's quick and (relatively) pain free, promise. As always, I appreciate your comments (and vote...wink, wink).
The story was inspired by the classic folk ballad "Charming Billy" (lyrics here--you'll have to scroll down) and a (mostly) abandoned strip mall in Lawrence where my carpool used to meet. Kind of spooky looking in those empty stores.
Tim O'Brien, one of my favorite authors, wrote a story entitled "Where Have You Gone, Charming Billy?" which I used to teach to sophomore level students. If you can find a copy, it's a great read.
Enjoy Thursday, and thank you for your support.