by Eric Shonkwiler

The question is this: can you live off of $11? And the answer is yes. Leave your apartment, maybe lock your door. Go to Starbucks, drink your coffee and eat whatever pastry you get. Then go to the store and buy a little spiral notebook and a pen and write something in the back pages. Then step in front of a bus.


Eric Shonkwiler is soon to move to Riverside, CA, where he will spend most of his time in the desert writing his third novel. He blogs here.