January’s Penultimate Friday Fictioneers

Just a brief post today since I’m headed to my first writer conference of the year! It’s only about an hour and a half away in Roanoke, VA, and will have perhaps 100 attendees compared to the 12,000 at AWP next month. In Seattle. I haven’t been to Seattle since 2008, when I had to go there to conduct an investigation into a whistleblower’s complaint, so it will be great to go with no pressure.

Friday Fictioneers LogoOnce again I took an idyllic photo prompt and went to the apocalypse, but, hey, that’s what I do. What can I say? I see something beautiful and I can’t help but wonder about the ugly underbelly. “Keep Calm and Carry On” borrows its title from a British slogan during the Blitz of World War II, but the story is about accepting inevitability with grace.

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