Meet Carl Thompson Jr., author of Jitter Crop: Stories , on June 14th from 6:30pm-8:30pm.
Jitter Crop: Stories
Stories of fantasy, dark wit, and unnerving discovery lead to deep reflection in Jitter Crop, the second short story collection by Carl F Thompson Jr. Five of these nine stories were previously published in literary magazines, and "Jellyne" was a finalist for the Glimmer Train Magazine's Short Story Award for New Writers in early 2016. Jitter Crop bristles with the bewildering, the curious, and the quixotic in nine unusual works designed to mesmerize any imaginative mind.
"Mr. Thompson is a short story writer who lives with his wife Patricia in Gainesville, Virginia, and at Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. He is a retired federal employee, a 1969 graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a U.S. Army veteran who served in Vietnam. His stories have appeared in The Potomac Review, The William and Mary Review, Thin Air, and elsewhere. His story “Jellyne,” included in Jitter Crop, was a finalist for Glimmer Train’s Short Story Award for New Writers (January/February 2016). Jitter Crop is his second collection of short stories. His first, Stories OFF the Garden Path, was published by Main Street Rag Publishing Company, Charlotte, NC, in 2011."