Today, we’re featuring a thought-provoking piece from Little Fiction, Yard Waste, by Steven LaFond, narrated by Paul Michael Garcia. Paul and Steven are hosted for a great interview over at My Bookish Ways – be sure to check it out!
Yard Waste, by Steven LaFond
Yard Waste is a story about present love, past hate, and the open wounds that connect them.
I’m a writer and social media strategist based in the Boston area. I received an MFA in Writing from the Bennington Writing Seminars. My fiction has appeared in apt, Spaces, the Drum, Little Fiction, and others. My articles have appeared in the Good Men Project, fiveonfive, WorcesterMag, DerbyLife and AIVF.org. I spent several years as a roller derby announcer, traveling the country and evangelizing the sport to anyone I encountered. When I wasn’t track-side, I was providing broadcast play-by-play for the WFTDA. When not by my desk typing words in the hopes they’ll be read, I can be found squeezing a pug, dancing, or celebrating the achievements of other people.
Paul Michael Garcia is a five-time AudioFile Earphones Award winner. Some of his audiobooks include Survivor and Pygmy by Chuck Palahniuck and The Tin Drum by Günter Grass. Paul received his training in theater from Southern Oregon University, where he studied as an actor, director, and designer. He spent three seasons in the acting company at the world famous Oregon Shakespeare Festival in Ashland.
Kristin is a mom of 3 whose superpower is useless movie trivia. The inmates run the asylum, but in moments of quiet, she reviews speculative fiction for her own review blog, My Bookish Ways, and contributes to a few other sites where she indulges her other love of crime fiction. She’s known for her massive library which has already taken over the house, and threatens the entire block. Eventually she will finish her English degree and begin raking in the big bucks, but until then, reviewing books makes her deliriously happy, as does boxed wine, Supernatural, and traveling the world as a secret agent. One of those things isn’t true.