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Portrait of a Marriage

May 12, 2014

Valparaiso Fiction ReviewThanks to the excellent Valparaiso Fiction Review for publishing my very long short story, or short novella, or whatever it is, called “Portrait of a Marriage.”

My writer friends sometimes speak of stories that work in “real time,” meaning that the reading takes about as long as the action would in real life. This piece covers 34+ years in the history of a peculiar marriage, and it is not QUITE in real time. An average reader should be able to finish it in 10 or 12 years at most. I promise that, just as in an actual marriage, there are some funny parts to lighten the tedium.

Click on the cover image to go to the table of contents for the issue. Great photo, no?

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