New Story: Shantyboat, Trout River, Lynn Skapyak Harlin’s Writers’ Workshops

She calls herself a bitch and her writers her babies.

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Shantyboats are “derelict little river cottages afloat on Styrofoam blocks or 55-gallon tanks.” She wanted the ugliest one.

The artist Jim Draper compares his first trip aboard the Shantyboat to the loss of virginity.

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Jim Harlin stands smoking, tall black standard poodle beside him, as he must have from time immemorial.

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