A story of mine appears in the latest issue of Pear Noir!, which arrived in my mailbox today. It's especially gratifying to share its pages with some of my favorite innovative contemporaries, such as Lily Hoang and Christopher Higgs, as well as that stalwart of the short form, Russell Edson (and this is only a gesture at the richness of its contents, which includes the works of over 30 other writers as well). It's also gratifying that my story, "The Crash," has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Order a copy today and take out a subscription for upcoming issues while you're at it! Some pears do ripen in the deeps of winter, after all.