9.03.2009

Please, Postman-san...

At Fishtrap last month, I gave a reading of "Ms. Yamada's Toaster," a story about a psychic Japanese toaster and beer. Over lunch a couple days later, a fellow conferencer mentioned having an old silver toaster of the sort described in the story. Folks at the table joked that it'd be great marketing to display the little books actually sitting in such a toaster.

Well, last week, Hillary's silver toaster showed up at my post office. Along with a story written about its adventures (it goes by "Ticky") that Hillary submitted to the Fishtrap anthology.


As I unpacked the toaster, old crumbs and all, from its crumpled newspaper packing, I was happy and moved. Think I'll mail her some beer as a thank you...

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