Brian’s got a new coffee shop across town, Ben’s got heavy equipment next door, and Jon’s got the path to enlightenment right down the street. Despite the distractions, the guys are writing, submitting, and, in this episode, discussing Memory Blake Peebles’ “The Sugar Bowl.”
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Topics and Reading Discussed
- Memory Blake Peebles won the Ploughshares Emerging Writer’s Contest with “The Sugar Bowl.”
- What’s a Rock Hound? You don’t want to know.
- What Henrico County needs is a Buddhist Temple.
- Once you’re rollerblade guy, you’re rollerblade guy.
- Charlie Daniels goes southern gothic.
- Are you a fan of flashbacks, Florida, and failed marriage? Then check out Laura Van Den Berg’s The Isle of Youth.
- If Jon didn’t want to read two pages of the 1973 Sugar Bowl in this story, he probably won’t want to watch two hours of it, either. So, like Memory Blake Peebles, let’s jump straight to the play that locked it up.
- In this article, Indiana Review’s Fiction Editor warns you about three types of stories you probably shouldn’t write. The “deadman’s dog” trope that Jon bemoans would probably be considered an example of “The Sad Yard-Sale.”