by Richard E. Dansky
“You got beaten up a lot as a kid, didn’t you?”
That’s what Jerry Brower asked me, and the entire Central Carolina Writers’ Workshop burst into nervous laughter.
I looked up from the short sketch I’d been reading from and turned to face my questioner. Jerry Brower sat at the end of the table, down past a gauntlet of laughing faces. He, at least, wasn’t laughing, and for that I was silently, desperately grateful. I nodded to him, slowly.
He nodded back. The laughter stopped.
About the Author
Richard E. Dansky is the author of several novels and a video game designer who works for Ubisoft.
About the Narrator
Matthew Wayne Selznick is an author, creator, and creative services provider living in Long Beach, California. He’s the author of the Parsec Award nominated “Brave Men Run — A Novel of the Sovereign Era” as well as his latest novel, “Pilgrimage,” and a number of other titles set in a variety of storyworlds.