A young man, his best friend and the friend’s sister go to a lake on a midsummer’s day–a beautiful day which comes to a tragic end when one of the three dies–or so it seems. Is he still alive? Or is the pain of the two survivors so intense, the denial of tragedy so strong, that they cannot accept the cold reality of a young life being suddenly cut short? A powerful, moving short story.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) “Mike Craig is not afraid to let his characters . . . reveal their emotions. This . . . gives his stories depth.”–Mary Troy, Editor, Natural Bridge (Literary Magazine)Also includes “Writing Joseph, Swimming” in which Mike Craig discusses the process of writing this short story, which is featured in his new book, Wild Youth.
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Mike Craig’s short stories have been published in numerous literary magazines, including Westchester Review and Louisiana Literature.