I've got a story in the new issue of Dislocate. It's about a man who finds himself slowly being rendered a non-entity by his wife. He has a strange job. The end is kind of sad but kind of hopeful. This is, I think, something I like to do.
I came to find and admire this journal because their third issue had a cover that was done by Carson Ellis and I bought it for that reason alone. Carson Ellis is the wife of Colin Meloy, the lead singer of The Decemberists. She is an amazing artist. One of my best friends got me a print for my birthday of the picture here, "Faster, Maria!" Oh, I love that picture. My friend, who knows Carson, also gave me a birth announcement for Carson and Colin's child that Carson had made, a beautiful drawing, and I framed it. Is that creepy? Yes, Kevin, a little. We took it down when we had Griff because we didn't want him to think that the Meloy-Ellis baby was more important than him. He's kind of weird about that stuff.
This issue of Dislocate also has a story by Adam Peterson, a writer that I have recently discovered and come to like very, very much. His story in this issue is so damn good. It made me want to cry and then, by the end, had done something kind of magical and made me so happy that I wanted to hug everyone I know.