|I sent it to
one place prior to subbing to you. The editor there ( Roxane Gay at
PANK) suggested I try you. My friend Matt Kinnison died of lung cancer
May 7th 2008 and since then I struggle NOT to write about him. I
sometimes take part in the Zoetrope "Flash Factory" weekly competition
and that week the prompt was that someone had to die in the first
sentence of the story. When I think about Matt I conjure up his voice
took that as my focus for the story. His voice, the sister's, the
A couple of people weren't sure about me spelling out that it was cancer that killed him, but I thought that ending on the word cancer worked.
Lane Ashfeldt wrote a story called "California Über Alles" that was published in a collection called "Punk Fiction."In her story she skilfully slides us back and forth in time, and I think I pinched that idea from her.