Creativity is something like magic. One form might feed the other, providing inspiration, sparking ideas, fueling the creative juices. For the authors contained within this unique anthology, the source of inspiration was the music of Bruce Springsteen. Themes, lines, song titles . . . whatever it took to draw these stories into life.
So many of Springsteen's songs bring you close to the edge of a darkness where uncertainty reigns - a darkness not just on the edge of town but of our hearts and minds . . . the darkness between child and adulthood, perhaps; or between courage and fear; marriage and divorce; even confidence and self-doubt. These nineteen authors nudge us closer to an answer . . . and let us see what really is stirring out there in the shadows.
From "Wings For Wheels" by John Palisano
(Inspired by "Thunder Road")
The Angels pulled up alongside the Chevy on Mary's side. She saw Tommy behind the wheel. He turned to look at her. Mary wanted to duck down, but was so scared she couldn't move. "What are they, Johnny?"