I was one of several local literary folks who were invited to read at King's Books in Tacoma a few weekends ago. We were asked to recommend books by other writers, too, so I was happy to promote Alec Clayton's series of small-town Southern dramedies along with Michael Chabon's The Yiddish Policemen's Union and Meg Wolitzer's The Interestings.
Then, as time was short and many of those in attendance had already read Lightfall, I decided to read a shorter, self-contained story, "Six." You can find it among the "Older Fiction " on this site. My wife recorded the reading, then uploaded it to her YouTube channel. I embed it here with an apology: because I hadn't brought this particular story with me, I pulled it up and read it in my phone's Web browser instead. It's an amateur move and I admit that with shame. Also, nothing classier than reading next to a public bathroom!
Anyway, here's "Six." I hope it'll remind you to check out my new audio version of Lightfall, available a mere click away on the right-hand side of this page. Happy listening!