William Walker’s Comments
I met Soapie in Portland, Oregon. I tried to tell this story for years, but I couldnt figure it past the fact that I put myself into some terrible situations. There remains a trace of some attempt at Joseph Conrad in there if youre looking.
I was playing around with Conrad in Travel Advisory as well. Theres a bit of John Bunyan. And I was thinking about Elizabeth Smart and some experiences Ive had with perverts.
Human Resources is almost exactly the email I sent when Wanda took me into confidence.
Together, they form the sort of tryptic I imagine placing into my sons backpack as he goes off to sleepaway camp for the first time. Dear Son: When you get a chance. Just a few things Dads gleaned about life along the way.
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FRiGG: A Magazine of Fiction and Poetry | Issue 52 | Fall/Winter 2018