I’ve added another of my early short stories, “The Mythmaker,” to the sidebar for your reading enjoyment. It is my first published story, appearing in 1990 in The Platte Valley Review. Since that was in the days of print-only publication, I had to re-key the entire 4,900+ words, so please be kind if you spot any typos.
I’m proud of this story even though I might use my commas and sentence fragments differently if I were to be writing it today. Nonetheless, I reproduced my grammar and punctuation just as they had appeared in print more than twenty years ago. Like my story “The Lively Arts in Kansas City” it is locally focused, but you don’t really need any background to understand the story.
I’d love to hear what you think of the tale.