One of my short stories, "The Bob Society," was just published at www.themeadowlandreview.com. As I was looking over it again in its online layout pages, I remembered the spark for this story-- how a very large group of men gathered every Saturday to work on a stone wall. The construction went on for months, and so did the wrestling with this short story. I had no idea why it took 14-16 men to build this wall around this residential house and why on earth it required month after month of work. So I made it up. And then came the word "crapola." A student (you know who you are) said it, and it had to find its way into the story. Of course Bob would say "crapola," of course he'd be interested in bugs and spellbound by the iridescence of a fly's wing.
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