Yes, that's what I'm calling Valentine's Day these days. Of course, for me February 15th is the true day to celebrate. That's when all the candy that didn't sell on V-day gets marked down 75%
Know what else is sweet and available on Valentine's Day? My latest short story! Nestled inside Shades of Chicago, the latest anthology by Write Volumes, is Tonight, Tonight. Take a read of what awaits inside the digital pages. P.S: Can you guess which description refers to my contribution?
Maybe you know it as Mud City. Maybe as the Windy City. Maybe you don’t know it at all. This collection of short stories explores Chicago: the city, the myth, the borders, the legend, the infamous, the truth, the fiction. Past, present and future collide as we walk the Chicago streets wondering: Does a city have an identity, or is it only a landscape for us to project our fears and desires onto it?
Ride the bus, the el, and the Metra and discover how it can be a haven for unexpected encounters. Or perhaps you’re a tourist and you can watch how your connections to the city evolves with every visit to a Chicago friend. Have you heard of a Chicago winter or the troubles of shopping during one? Or have you ever visualized Chicago with supernaturals: dragons, werewolves, and gargoyles (oh my!)?
The stories can be sometimes tense and unapologetic, other times intimate and sentimental, or even humorous and confessional, but they’re always moving moments with the city that works. Do people inhabit a city, or does the city inhabit us?
Please be our guest and experience the varied shades of Chicago today.