Recommended Reading: Rachael Maddux’s “Hail Dayton,” which features one of the finest opening paragraphs ever printed.
Wow. I agree. I also loved “besot by hyper-conservative goofery.”
I just forwarded “Hail Dayton” to a student I’m coaching, who fears she is irredeemably lackluster as a writer. I disagree. I think she has been beaten down by an idiot of a boss who “doesn’t like” her writing but can give her absolutely no specifics as to why. What I would like would be to stride into her office and smite him.
My student’s assignment is to let the words of “Hail Dayton” wash over her.
I am very excited about discovering Rachel Maddux. What a one-of-a-kind voice she has@
Least Favorite Comment: “There’s something wrong with it but I don’t know what it is.”
@Moe Murph, agreed! Hope you get to smite and soon!
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