Available now from Willows Wept Press, Matt Bell‘s chapbook How the Broken Lead the Blind “delivers ten inventive stories rich in language, ideas and catharsis that will leave you hungering for his next collection” (Steven McDermott.) The title story and “Her Ennead” are up on Fictionaut. To celebrate, we asked Matt to recommend a story he digs:
“Let x” by Chad Simpson is short enough to fit on a bar napkin but creates a world big enough to allow for some fiercely playful language and an impressive amount of emotional depth. There aren’t enough stories that also function as true and honest apologies to the people we’ve wronged, and this is one of the best.
“Let x” originally appeared on the Esquire Books Blog.