Seriously. Big thanks to Steve Himmer and the whole Necessary Fiction crew. Excerpt? Word.
"All of which is to say, that the research for a collection like this
takes place in my head, and it’s all about memory, what I remember, and
what I trust to be true, and finding which stories fit together, even if
no one else sees them fitting together quite like I do.
It’s also about wondering about how things work, or might have
worked. Why certain decisions get made, why someone punched someone in
the face or broke-up with someone when they did? When people choose to
communicate, and when they just pause, stumbling over their words and
actions, more focused on trying not to fuck-up what’s happening right
before them, then on taking a chance to see what might happen if they
just took a chance.
This research is about possibility, and looking to the future even
as I look back, or a kind of future anyway, a parallel one, where people
both real and make believe, grow-up, move on, get lost, and sometimes
get found again."