Sunday, October 13, 2013

Red Emma is one of the Best Americans!

Red Emma makes good, very good. 
We always knew Red Emma was a pretty good American but we never knew he was among the best Americans!

Yet, there he is, on pages 412-427 of the 2013 edition of The Best American Nonrequired Reading, edited by Dave Eggers with an introduction by Walter Mosley, among the likes of Jennifer Egan, Nick Hornby, Karen Russell and Lynda Barry.

Simon Kilacky
In Red's story, titled "Falling," an enormous hole opens up at a religious retreat (where atheists are regularly installed in foxholes) and swallows a man whole.  Hilarity ensues.

Careful readers may recognize some familiar types.

Take for instance this character:
"But this is not to be, not after the disappearance of the atheist Dr. Simon Kilacky, age forty-eight, part-time geology instructor, speech team faculty advisor, and women's softball coach from a small community college in Orange County, California."
Some fun. Watch your step Dr. Kilacky!

Check out the story here.

Congratulations Red!
Best American Red Emma visits the Best American Hole. 


Anonymous said...

Congrats, Red!

Anonymous said...

This is great. Congratulations. I love all the Orange County community college references. More please!

Anonymous said...

Excellent news! That's a great series.

Anonymous said...

Get Well Soon Professor Wendy!

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