Keith Eisner’s story “Shrine” previously appeared in the 2018 Big Muddy magazine as the winner of that magazine’s Short Story Contest, sponsored by Southeast Missouri State University. His story “Blue Dot,” published in Salamander, appeared in the 2017 O. Henry Prize Story anthology. Both are reprinted in Mud Flat Shorts (mostly fiction). Keith writes:
How cool is it to be part of an anthology of Northwest and local writers! I look forward to reading my fellow authors, many of whom I know. Re-reading my submissions, I’m struck by how often my stories feature characters in enclosed spaces—cars, planes, apartments, country shrines. Seems I can’t resist getting two or three people in a space they can’t easily escape, then see what happens between them. I’m always surprised. Hope you are too.
Stay tuned for more commentary from others of the 19 magnificent writers included in Mud
Flat Shorts (mostly fiction).