“This tale features the intensity and compression that make good short stories so memorable, as well as some wonderfully taut and gripping prose. Here’s a heady, dark flash on the wounded human heart.”
-Chang-rae Lee, Pulitzer Prize Finalist, author of The Surrendered

“As soon as I read [the] first few paragraphs, I knew [this] story would end up in the winners’ circle…a very rare talent.”
-Pagan Kennedy, New York Times Notable author of Confessions of a Memory Eater

“…caught my eye the moment I opened [the] envelope.  I loved it…[His] work represents what I want to achieve with SFWP- to recognize excellence…”
-Andrew Gifford, Director, Santa Fe Writers Project

“I love this story of the enigmatic, troubled Chuck. The friendship is as compelling as Chuck himself…  [He] handled it so artfully, made it make so much sense in the story… that I was won over by it. [He] managed to make high school shenanigans fresh for me… A great story all around.”
-Bonnie Campbell, National Book Award Finalist, Author of American Salvage

“…well-crafted stories full of interesting characters, finely crafted prose, and amazing resonance.”
-Laura Kopchick, Series Editor, Katherine Anne Porter Prize