Today I have a short story up at Hobart!
Every year, Aaron Burch puts together a baseball issue, and I’m thrilled to have “Cages” included in that set of stories.
Fun fact: When Aaron sent me the email letting me know he’d like to publish it, I had just left the batting cages with my friends.
There isn’t any hard conceit for this story, other than I wanted to write a story about a guy at the batting cages by himself. I liked the sequential order of tokens, and the routine of each visit. It’s certainly a mundane experience, especially for those disinterested in baseball, but it’s one of the few things that can stimulate some sort of focus in me. When I’m in the batting cage, my thoughts find uniformity.
You can read the story here if you’re interested, and I would love to know your thoughts!