The smudged days of October—when my mood is hand in hand with the weather—remind me of Jack Kerouac. He died in October, on the 21st, and the anniversary of that day always comes and goes like a local subway suddenly gone express. I watch it pass, thinking I should do something, somehow commemorate the event, but I never do anything at all. I am aware that it is no longer … [Read more...]
About Ashley Shelby
Ashley Shelby is a writer based in Minneapolis. She is the author of Red River Rising: The Anatomy of a Flood and the Survival of an American City. She's received the Third Coast Fiction Prize and a Promise Award from the Sustainable Arts Foundation. More can be found at AshleyShelby.com.