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The Sweet, Sad Songs of W. F. Pine

The Sweet, Sad Songs of W.F. Pine, my novel-under-construction, opens in Kansas in 1913, when W.F. Pine is a boy.

Prairie Schooner published an excerpt -- "Pity My Simplicity" -- in 2003, giving it a Reader's Choice Award. "Pity My Simplicity" is listed among the "Recommended Stories" in The O. Henry Prize Stories, 2005.

I'll be posting a page or two now and then. Here the Pines drive to an abandoned church (and graveyard) for a picnic. They have just survived typhoid's most recent pass down Beaver Creek.

Also California, in the early twenties.