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William Shunn

Care and Feeding of Your Piano

Care and Feeding of Your Piano

Even when you think you know your way around a new purchase, it goddamn pays to read the manual.
A Strong Premonition of Death Struck Me This Morning

A Strong Premonition of Death Struck Me This Morning

Some days, no matter how hard you try, you just can’t shake that sense of impending doom.
Salt Crusted on Automotive Glass

Salt Crusted on Automotive Glass

Between me, safe in my seat on this bus, and the decadent majesty of the salmon-red cliffs of eastern Utah, a ghost landscape stands sentinel.
Smoke

Smoke

I make it my general practice not to drink and write. At least, I try not to drink when writing fiction.
Walk a Mile

Walk a Mile

By law, all men should spend time as women. But only a few at a time.
Like Writing a Bicycle

Like Writing a Bicycle

Writing is a lot like riding a bicycle. Not because it’s so easy to get back up on.
From Our Point of View We Had Moved to the Left

From Our Point of View We Had Moved to the Left

From 1993 comes this prescient political fable of an alternate American future eerily like our own.