If you don’t live it, it won’t come out of your horn.Charlie Parker
If I Survive You by Jonathan Escoffery
14 September 2022
Originally reviewed back in June, it’s hard to avoid phrases like, “powerhouse short stories,” and “dazzling debut.” Each story enlightens the rest, making the collection a perfect balance of tenderness and grit, hope, and despair. Out now. Support a local bookstore.
Posts of Interest
Streets of Sorrow Finds A Home At Evening Street Review
18 October 2022
Evening Street Review #35, Autumn 2022 includes my newest story, Streets of Sorrow. NOW LIVE at eveningstreetpress.com
Meet Rock Salt Journal
13 October 2022
My newest story, Of Course, I Didn’t, appears in the Fall 2022 issue, NOW LIVE at rocksaltjournal.com
Meet Me at the Corner of Paper Street and Pixel Avenue
12 September 2022
In 2012, I was working as a bookseller at Barnes and Noble, the year they launched the first Nook e-reader.
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My Recent Stories
Streets of Sorrow
18 October 2022
“‘Beyond the cracked sidewalk, and the telephone pole with layers of flyers in a rainbow of colors, and the patch of dry brown grass, there stood a ten-foot high concrete block wall, caked with dozens of coats of paint. There was a small shrine at the foot of it, with burnt out candles and dead flowers and a few soggy teddy bears. One word of graffiti filled the wall, red letters on a gold background: Rejoice!’” Read on.
First published in Evening Street Review #35, Autumn 2022
Of Course, I Didn’t
15 October 2022
The night my parents reported me missing, the police came over and searched the house. Missing kids can turn up in closets where they’ve dozed off playing hide-and-seek. Read more.
First published in Rock Salt Journal, 13 October 2022