Sep 23

I tend to write stories that use names of people I know. Dana Thomas is an actual person, although she’s not a tall blond white guy, she’s a BEAUTIFUL (inside and out of course), not so tall African-American woman with whom I went to college with, and have kept in touch via email for the past … well I’m not going to give up either of our ages, but it’s been a while. We have a couple friends in common, and we’ve seen each other from time to time at weddings and what have you. When I wrote this story using her name, I didn’t think it was anything but a small tribute to a pretty cool person, but she later wrote me that she’s a lot like the Dana Thomas in the story, in that she gives to people so freely, and it often seems to go unappreciated. She had actually related to the character in the story … which was odd for me, and really cool. So besides writing the story using her name, I dedicate it to her as well.

Sep 23

You know what sucks, this is the edited version of my story. I will say that I got more than a few good comments on how to fix this story, so being the open and great guy I am, I fixed it. By the way, I love this story, it’s so f-ing me it’s scary.


Judging from Dana’s initial and subsequent reaction to the entire incident, it seemed pretty clear that he wasn’t looking for fame the day he placed his hands on Agnes Nickelbacken, a young woman he hit with his car. If it weren’t for the Wal-Mart security cameras monitoring union activity in the parking lot, no one would have known it had happened at all. Now, of course, the story is famous.

Agnes had walked out of the Wal-Mart after picking up a box of tampons she needed unexpectedly. Agnes and her husband had been trying to have a baby Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 23

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