New story: Flight suit

I have a new short story up at the Reading Local Portland site, called Flight Suit.  It was written in response to the prompt, “launch,” for the RLP website relaunch.

All going well, all the stories solicited for the collection will be published in a chapbook by Publication Studio, an awesome local publisher/bookbindery/arts incubator project by Matthew Stadler and Patricia No.  I’m sure looking forward to that.

In other news, beloved wife and I (and ten friends) ran Hood to Coast this weekend, and survived.  Our team suffered the following:  heatstroke (it was 95 degrees the first day), burglary (at the PDX exchange–secure your gear, everyone!), hworfing, cramping, confusion, delay, and interminable traffic waits.  No kidding, people were waiting three hours to get into sleeping areas because there was so much traffic this year.

This will mean nothing to anyone who doesn’t know or follow Hood to Coast.  (It’s a 200-mile relay from Mt. Hood to the Oregon coast.)  But trust me:  when you are in a van with six of your favorite people, struggling to get to a destination to rest for two or three hours at three am before you get back on the road to run another seven miles, and you have already run five miles and you are going to run another six in the following afternoon…you want those two hours in your sleeping bag in the middle of the field.

Our team is the best ever, and nobody killed anybody else.

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