I have a short story in the Summer 2017 issue of Sockdolager Magazine. It’s called “River Styx Leads to Athens: The Nearly Complete U.L.O. Story.”
It’s probably better the less I say about it. Read it before you read the rest of this post. If you’ve seen me read at ConQuesT in Kansas City, MO or Aimee’s Coffeehouse in Lawrence, KS more than once, it’s likely you’ve heard an earlier version of this one.
As usual, there was a lot of stuff floating around in my head that went into the story: the closing of a few music venues where my old band had played, the cutback in independent music reporting in local weekly tabloids, and whatever debt I owe to four musicians I’ve never met from Athens, Georgia. Seems a weird way to pay that debt, but also weirdly appropriate.