Volcanic and Other Stories
Love, Stewart Dixon Puckette
University of the South , School of Letters 2023 , School of Letters , Stewart Gavial
The following collection contains five short stories. When taken as a single project, they combine to represent my whole body of fiction-writing work over the past five years, which is to say, they are everything I’ve produced in my adult life. Some mo- tifs recur across works, and repeated imagery is featured with intention; on the whole, though, the stories are distinct. In writing each, I set out with different goals, different aesthetic priorities and thematic preoccupations. I have been guided by the heart here, perhaps to a fault; but I can honestly say that I have held nothing back, that I have done my best to render visions that matter to me. I hope you will find something to enjoy in each one.