It’s mid-August in Central Texas, which means that it’s even hotter than it was when last I wrote in this space. At the end of the previous week, I finished my final edits on the final proof of Measuring Time & Other Stories (out next month from Wiseblood Books). And today, I’m reflecting on one of my favorite stories in the book: “The Rez Fairy.”
I’m in the process of reviewing the final proof for the forthcoming Measuring Time & Other Stories (Wiseblood Books), and it is August in Texas, which means a surplus of sun and heat. A friend visiting his family back in Finland texted me today that it was 66 degrees. That sounds lovely. I’m a little jealous.
The story takes its title from the Yes classic, “Roundabout,” a song that has stuck with me ever since my freshman year of high school when I bought a cassette of Fragile. In the opening scene, two characters–college freshmen–are having a disagreement over the song. The main character is Timothy Ford, also the protagonist in the story “Wildlife.”