Timothy Gager is a long-time friend and co-conspirator who I actually met when I first met John Sheppard, at his reading in Boston in 2004, and someone I’ve published a few times over at the various versions of paragraphline.com.
He’s been working on a journal called New Graffiti lately, and asked me for my grittiest work. I actually despise grits, because I did not grow up in the south – they taste like slimy oatmeal to me. So I sent him the titular story from my latest book, Sleep Has No Master, instead. It’s about dreams of traumatic eye injury, which is one of my big fears, seeing as I spend a lot of the day reading stuff.
Anyway, check out the story here: http://newgraffititheoriginal.wordpress.com/2013/03/04/how-do-you-like-your-grits-with-jon-konrath/ and when you’re done, read some of the other great stuff over there.