HENRY HITS THE BALL featured on the front page of the Pawtucket Times on April 23.
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HENRY HITS THE BALL
Henry Brademeier can hit a baseball better than anyone who's ever played the game. He just doesn’t play baseball. For that matter, he can’t tie his own shoes.
Lou Esposito ’s been sent to yet another high school baseball game by his bosses with the White Sox to scout a pitcher with a strong record. The pitcher turns out to be about what a cynical Lou expected, but he finds a prospect there he never could have imagined.
He first dismisses Brademeier with the same label others have applied to him. Then Henry takes batting practice with the home team. Lou sees Henry hit the ball, every ball, every strike, every ball rolled to him or in reach over his head. Lou decides his bosses have to find out if Henry Brademeier’s capable of actually playing the game.
My collection of short stories, Goodbye and Other Stories, was chosen one of five finalists in the "Short-Story Fiction" category of the Next Generation Indie Book Awards. It was the only finalist not published by an academic press.
My story Whatever You Can Pay, which is included in Goodbye and Other Stories, already had been awarded an Honorable Mention in the Mainstream/Literary Short Story category of the 85th Annual Writer’s Digest Writing Competition. Among the ten competition categories, there were over 6,000 entries!