Sunday, February 6, 2011
"My Tiger" just went up at the Midwest Literary Magazine website, in their December, 2010 issue. It's the story of thirteen-year-old Anton Daniels, who knows his new friend Lucas Kade only through the Internet. But Lucas pledges to protect Anton from bullies who suspect Anton is gay, and when Anton is threatened, an act of violent revenge reveals Lucas's terrifying true identity.
"My Tiger" is at the link here -- you can use the page finder at the upper right (over the page) to get to the story quickly (it's on page 109). Enjoy the tale! And a million thanks to my good friend Danny, who gave me the idea for the story.
"My Tiger" at Midwest Literary Magazine
UPDATE: "My Tiger" also appears in the print anthology Winter Canons, available from Midwest Literary Magazine.
Photograph from here.