Friday, November 25, 2011

a taste of the frozen moment: MILWAUKEE

[the book is THE FROZEN MOMENT. the publication date is DECEMBER 17th. here's a little TASTE of one of the stories...]

MILWAUKEE by Charles Dye

It doesn’t matter that I’m a boy standing next to his father’s deathbed. Doesn’t matter that I’m a week from my fourteenth birthday. Or that I’m wearing jeans with an Ocean Pacific t-shirt and a coat that’s not warm enough for Wisconsin winter. What seems important is the string of green blips on the heart monitor, and the idea that the black margins are squeezing the life out of him. To the grown man looking back on it a lifetime later, what really matters is that my father’s body is close enough to touch but my father isn’t close enough to reach.

Charles will be reading along with contributors Tom Spanbauer, Margaret Malone, Michael Sage Ricci, Liz Prato, J. W. Griffith and Brad Rosen on December 17th at The Woods. The facebook event is here. Books will be available at the event. You can also order books through Publication Studio here.

[Charles Dye is a professional copywriter and digital media strategist, award-winning journalist, and a Dangerous Writer since 2004. Prior to settling in Portland, he fought wildfires and coached high school and NCAA football. His writing has appeared indie fiction anthologies Artscape and The Class that Fell in Love with the Man.]

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