P.L. Mosher’s Comments

These five stories explore protagonists who are in over their heads. Each character is, in some ways, incredibly naďve. At the very least, they are fooling themselves. For that reason, the pieces were fun to write. I submitted the stories to a writing workshop, and after reading the story “This Time,” the instructor said that I was channeling Charles Bukowski. That wasn’t done consciously, although I had been reading Bukowski’s poetry. The things I read always impact my work. It’s true that these characters seem headed for disaster. Maybe something will come along to redeem them. I wanted to leave that open for the reader.

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