Cocktails Before Dawn / Joseph Dunphy

Cocktails Before Dawn / Joseph Dunphy

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About Me

Maybe later, I'm in a mad rush to go to bed. But, to quote an earlier post of mine, elsewhere,

"There are a few things that I won’t promise you.

1. Great writing. These are writing exercises, not professional, published stories. I’ll take a publication - often a newspaper - maybe do a post or two mentioning which of the days stories I’m mining for ideas - and then build on that to create a story. It’s improvisation, sort of - sometimes it will work, sometimes it won’t ..."


The stories you see on this page will almost all be set in the fictional island community of Streeterton, mentioned in this post. If you're from Chicago, you'll probably be able to guess the names of some of the communities that I'll be making fun of, not all of which will be Suburban, even though Streeterton, itself, given its setting, would probably be considered an exurb.

I, myself, am not from an upper class background, being one of those downwardly mobile, non-Christian graduate school educated ethnic types to whom one of my characters would probably condescend, as soon as his buzz wore off. This probably would seem to offer the promise of some angry prose, but you'll seldom find that here. Not that I disapprove of anger, I just don't feel that this is the place for it, "this" referring to this page of mine, not to WritersCafe in general.