My supportive MFA program featured it; Longform picked it for a weekend read (no, I didn't select it myself!); and BuzzReads, delightful website of the long and short, said some of the nicest things about it (above).
The reaction on Twitter has been similarly flattering:
Before I put this one to bed and focus on new stories, I wanted to be sure to note, as a couple readers have pointed out, that Braddock is thankfully not so destitute anymore. The bulk of time I spent in the shop was during the worst parts of the recession, and slowly but surely, the town has been recovering since then (as we all have). I think it's important, though, that we don't forget the hard times as we move forward into the future. Speaking of...
What are these new stories? you might be wondering. A play, of all things - more on that collaborative project coming soon. A few stories pitched out in freelance land - you'll be the first to know when those come of something. And finally, returning to my extracurricular grad school love, a screenplay based on my weird neighborhood, not too far from Braddock. Stay tuned, y'all. More good things are bound to happen.