I’m featuring selections from my street photography album ( taken while Traveling at the Speed of Bike) that include American flags each day up until (and including) Election Day. Here’s the sixteenth. It’s part of my Trashed in Suburbia photo essay that served as research for a short story I wrote named Leaving Disturbia, which is part of a dark collection (still in progress) of disturbing short stories (including Pennies on the Tracks, Raking the Lizards*, A Year of Mournings*, A Tale of Two Sealboys*, and more) inspired by street photography. I took it while riding Magic. And. yes, I did rescue that bike and donate it to FreeBikes4Kids.
National Novel Writing Month is November and I may use it this year as inspiration to deep dive into my fiction again (although I’m coming off a very intense Biketober). If you are so inclined as well, check out NaNoWriMo., a nonprofit that encourages your efforts.
* These three short stories, and several others, have already won honors and been featured in published collections. So, yes, I do want to get back to my fiction . . .