A collection of short and short-short tales of love, laughter, and longitude.
From the ever- fertile mind of acclaimed memoirist (The Next Better Place) and author of over a dozen short story collections comes a new and extraordinary cache of tales that frequently incite, often enlighten, and (on occasion) charm. To wit, a distraught father and a tree engage in a fateful debate, a soldier allows his new car to be stolen by a reptile, a woman driver turns stalker on her stalker, a funeral home reanimates its clients, a young writer has his fading confidence buoyed by a renowned horrormeister, and a boy recruits John Wayne to escape the clutches of a pedophile. These and dozens of other fresh and engaging tales in Slow Transit will have the reader wondering how Keith accommodates all the varied worlds that reside in his head.
“Michael Keith is doing his part to keep the short story alive in this world of novel, novel, novel… Let us hope he keeps those original stories coming.” —Brad Watson
“The characters in SLOW TRANSIT transport you to a universe of unfulfilled desires, doubts, and dreams made all the more terrifying by the author’s keen sense of the dramas that make life worth living. Highly recommended.” —Ed Hamilton
“Keith’s output and beautiful prose continue to rise.” —Adam Johnson