American Pie

A couple months ago I submitted two different short stories to the Los Angeles Public Library Summer Writing Contest.

I’m very pleased to announce that one of those stories, an allusion packed piece about life and music, was one of the winners of the contest. You can read my story here:

I’ll post the second story in a couple days. In a lot of ways, I actually liked it more.

So, my faithful kingdomites, give American Pie a read and let me know what you think. Does it resonate with you? How many song references can you spot? How was your summer in these crazy times?

14 thoughts on “American Pie

  1. I did enjoy it. It is SO hard for some to keep up with all the changes. I am amazed when I stop to think about the things I have seen come and go already in my lifetime. It’s strange, and somewhat unsettling. I did get some song references, John Mellancamp, Billy Joel, Tom Petty. Is it true about apps and parking? It’s been a while and if so, I was unaware. Congratulations! You deserve the win. 🙂

    • I’m glad you enjoyed it. Yep, we went to a state beach on PCH and the lot required us to download an app and then register our car and a credit card. We just about did it until the last step when they tacked on a fee for using a credit card… It was all of 40 cents but it was the final straw and we left. I came home and wrote this.

      • I would not be okay with registering a credit card. They have no right to keep that info. Just wow. Have you named your newest prince?

  2. Thought I commented on this. Congrats!

    Music makes everything less painful. I loved the song references and can totally identify with your plight. While I have a smartphone, I refuse to do the apps. I’m sorry you weren’t able to see that beach. You are correct that they don’t own the world.

  3. Reblogged this on The Matticus Kingdom and commented:

    The bloggiversary continues. This was from the ninth year of the kingdom and another bit of self promotion. I was proud of this story and thrilled it won. Something of a vindication for the years of questioning my writing. Anyway, if you click through, and I hope you do, enjoy!

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