“Shades of White and Road” goes live in text and audio at Fantasy Magazine

When I was deciding story order for Push of the Sky , a wonderful short fiction writer and poet offered me the rather intriguing advice of putting one of my favorite pieces right in the middle. (Actually, he said, “About that story collection: imagine hanging your stories together like a suspension bridge, or, for that matter, like a Diplodocus skeleton.”)   
The image of the Diplodocus skeleton, with its enormous weighty middle arcing upward to support its impossible length, stayed with me. ” Shades of White and Road ” is at the exact center of my book.