On January 15, I took a hopper flight from Spokane to Seattle to participate in Belletrist Magazine’s 2020 journal release party at Vermillion in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. As an attending author with work in the new edition, I found myself reading alongside an all-star lineup of fellow writers including David Long, Arlene Naganawa, Greg Jensen, Christopher C. Crew, and more.
My piece, Friendly Fire, a nonfiction essay about my time in the military, came last on the table of contents, so my reading wrapped the gathering. It was a hoot to be around my literary people, and extra fun to share some of my work with an audience. I recorded my reading to put it here. Give it a listen and tell me what you think!
WARNING: Lots of adult language!