The short stories of John Palcewski are what I think of when I hear the words, "killing me softly." Excavating pain with the gentlest of tools, these stories turn a clear, unforgiving eye to dating, romance, and the way we fall apart. He analyzes brutally, all the while using carefully cultivated language, and exploring each thought and scene with gentleness and grace.
John Palcewski has enjoyed an eclectic career as a photojournalist, music critic, corporate magazine editor, literary fiction writer, poet, and fine arts photographer. His most recent work can be seen in Pierian Springs, Archipelago, Magaera, Adirondack Review, Aileron, Electric Acorn, Samsara, and Tryst3. An expatriate American, he lives in a vineyard's villa on Isola d' Ischia, a volcanic island in the bay of Naples, Italy. Check out his web sites at http://www.red-kitty.com/palcewski and http://hometown.aol.com/palcewski/jps.html, his on-line journal at Live Journal, or drop him a line at firstname.lastname@example.org.
John's works here at Unlikely Stories are:
It's Not What She Meant
Best Swimmer Drowning
Dawn of Civility