Monday, March 15, 2010
We Long to Believe Again
win first prize in this contest, but he was also a runner-up. How, oh how, does the man do it? And why doesn't somebody collect these award-winning gems and sell them? How about you, Ms. Betsy Lerner? You read this blog (or at least you list it on your awesome blog, The Forest For the Trees). Please solicit the man and be our hero. Restore our faith in the system, in fiction, in the benevolent gods. Even if short stories are the kiss of death, maybe Appel is the next Alice Munro, minus that more reasonable country, Canada...but still. He makes me wish I were a better (third-gendered) wo/man and that I still wrote short stories, but two collections are enough for me. Besides, I have turned my eyes toward the lucrative goddess, nonfiction, of the creative variety.