“A Presbyterian minister gave me the guitar,” I said. “Before he died.”
“Not any more. But I’m keeping the guitar.”
- ‘Hard Case Story’ (2010)
In Istanbul in the summer of 2010 I wrote a couple of tales for my ongoing Stolchlickoff Scrapbooks. One of the pieces, ‘Hard Case Story’, was written on the ferry to Büyükada in the Sea of Mamara. It was published in December 2010 at the online website of the apparently now-defunct Australian jazz journal Extempore. Although the story still resides on the Extempore site, it’s difficult to locate, so I’m finally republishing it with the complete 21 Tales from the Stolchlickoff Scrapbooks (1994-2010) at my official website:
The Stolchlickoff Scrapbooks are an evolving collection of semi-fictional pieces. The 21 Tales published online in 2010-2011 constitute Cycle A. You can also find these 21 Tales as a bonus in the paperback edition of my novella Sonny’s Guerrillas (2011).
To date three further stories have been published as part of Cycle B: Narrative Marginalia. More will come soon.