In my search for employment, I overtalked, confessing to anyone who would listen that for six years I had been silent. I was proud of the length of my suffering.
John Michael Cummings
John Michael Cummings' nonfiction has appeared in ACM (Another Chicago Magazine) and Utne Reader. Excerpts of his first novel, THE BEST MARK OF A MAN, are forthcoming in Confrontation, Puckerbrush Review, and Kennesaw Review. He is a native of Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, and today lives in New York City.