My story “Cottontails” to appear in Colorado Review

My story “Cottontails” to appear in Colorado Review

After sending them my work for 4 years, I’m thrilled to announce that my story “Cottontails” has been accepted at Colorado Review.  This was one of the trickiest stories I’ve ever written.  The point of view took forever to figure out.  It was tough to write about an African-American college football player because I wanted to be faithful to the character but needed to sidestep easy depictions and stereotypes.  I will say that the research was a lot of fun.  I suppose that’s yet another reason to write about your obsessions: in this case, the Florida Everglades, psychological warfare, and science fiction.

Special thanks to Steven Schwartz, Ben Findlay, Derek Askey, and the entire CR staff  for their support. Also thanks to Santonio Holmes, Fred Taylor, Robert J. Labay and ESPN Films.

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