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

She calls herself a bitch and her writers her babies.


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.


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

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