Thursday, August 9, 2012

Story published in the Nashville Review!

Hi everyone! I'm delighted to share with you that my story "The Stars in Illinois" appears in the Summer 2012 issue of the Nashville Review, a wonderful literary journal out of Vanderbilt University.

Here is an excerpt:

Eleanor gazes out at the pink smear of sunset caught between buildings. “There aren’t really sunsets in L.A.,” she says. “Daylight just… slips away.” She is thinking of Illinois. As a child she would sometimes grow anxious, gazing up at the full expanse of sky, trying to grasp where it ended. Illinois sky isn’t like L.A. sky. Illinois sky doesn’t end. It stretches at the horizons to a blurred uncertain line. So much sky. Two years ago, when she first moved to L.A., Eleanor would sometimes spend hours online, clicking through photographs of cornfields and rivers. But you can’t capture the sky in a photograph, not truly. The sky is what she misses most. 


1 comment:

James Garcia Jr. said...

Hi, Dallas. That was a wonderful piece. Thanks for sharing. I'm getting ready to self-publish the 2nd book in my vampire series, and after that I have a ghost story that I completed the first draft of this year. However, I'm starting to contemplate what I'd like to begin after that, and your story really touched a inspirational nerve within me to do something...different.
Congratulations to you. You have a special voice that I would be very interested in reading further.
Take care.