by Jennifer Chase
When we got back to the table, neither Lou nor Ross half-stood. Our refined gentlemen, such as they were, just sat there in their plaid sport coats knocking back Southern Comforts and gobbling up their sautéed mushroom appetizers. "We thought you gals had fallen in," Lou quipped, his mouth full of masticated mushroom. He and Ross chuckled. Clever, clever men. Seemingly endless reservoirs of cleverity.
Jennifer Chase, of the Alabama Chases, wrote "Triptych Kudzu," unaffectionately dubbed "The Manuscript That Will Never See the Light of Day." (She's also the author of Wax.)