Life in a small town often seems idyllic and innocent, “one of those places where everyone knows everyone, and which is more a family than a town,” as Mike Craig describes it. And yet, beneath the veneer of harmony and innocence, a storm of political events is brewing and boiling, until these events culminate in a shocking, unexpected climax which changes everyone’s life. A tightly-written short story with an unforgettable ending. .Mike Craig’s writing has been praised by editors of literary magazines and book reviewers:”Mike Craig creates a hauntingly delightful world . . . [His] fiction will pull you along for a ride into the hearts of his characters, and then leave you wondering if the ride was really into your own heart.”–Michael F. Latza, Editor, Willow Review (Literary Magazine) “Bold storytelling . . . the start of something brilliant.”–Victoria-Lynn Bell, Editor-in-Chief, Helix (Literary Magazine)Also includes “How I Write” in which Mike Craig discusses the writing process behind his new book, Wild Youth.
Mike Craig’s short stories have been published in ten prestigious literary magazines, including Westchester Review, Potomac Review and Descant, and his writing is recommended by the Midwest Book Review.