I have an essay on writing place, in this craft omnibus, Writers on Writing, titled “I Am Setting.”
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Thursday October 27
4:30 AM. My cousin drives me to San Jose airport from Gilroy, CA, to make my 6:20 flight to Columbus, OH. Howard Stern is on the radio and Lady Gaga plays “A Million Reasons” live in the studio. I start to cry in the dark truck, and I cling to my cousin on the curb, gripped by separation anxiety. Seriously. WFC? What was I thinking?
Inside at the check-in desk, I apologize to the check-in attendant. ‘It’s all right, no problem,” she coos like a dove. She takes my phone and gets my luggage tagged. I tell her I suck at good byes.
‘Good byes?’ she says. ‘So you’re going home?’
I shake my head. I have no idea where I’m going….
Where I went was World Fantasy Con in Columbus, Ohio. You can read all about it, in my latest LitReactor column, here.