Not sure when it will go live, and not certain if part of the anthology or only online—or both. The editor said June 15. I’ll be gone on my bike ride so will post this now.
It is a piece called Missed Connections, inspired by missed connections at Craigslist. A few years ago I got into the habit of reading missed connections. Some of the posts could be raunchy, some were lonely and pathetic, but most seemed like people just trying to reach out to the universe. There is a sense of possibility, a hope that there is logic behind randomness. The piece gathers up a lot of things: desire for connection, grief in the midst of unexplained loss, making sense of the world. A tall order. So glad Eyedrum Periodically, an arts and culture magazine out of Atlanta, GA, liked it enough to publish it.