New Story: On Ziahtown Road
 
Woohoo! Thank you thank you, patrons! There are over a dozen of you now, and half of you aren't even legally related to me.

I've made the jump over to using Medium.com for my fiction. I was finding WritersCafe to be a little unwieldy - it stuck ads everywhere and there didn't seem to be any way to get a count of how many times anything had been read.


On Ziahtown Road is a bit of experimental fiction in a couple of ways. I decided I wanted to try something in the spirit of Hemingway's Snows of Kilimanjaro, but turned inside out in terms of the protagonist's relationship with the place.


It's a bit longer than most of my shorts, weighing in at over 7000 words. And I'll ask my Liberian friends to forgive the rampant cultural inaccuracies - please take it in the spirit of James Fenimore Cooper's clumsy attempts to tell a story in a setting he didn't quite know well enough.


In any case, I hope you'll enjoy On Ziahtown Road


(And you can let me know what you think - Medium.com lets you leave comments by clicking on the little dialogue boxes that show up when you mouse over the right side of a paragraph)