David Williamson

David Williamson’s work has appeared in Fiddleblack, IDK Magazine, Prism Review, and others. He earned his MFA from Old Dominion University. He works and lives with his family and cats in Richmond, Virginia. Catch one of his rare tweets @williamsonism.

AUTOGRAPH PARTY by David Williamson

All the girls have their binders and they are all beaming, and she just has her arms all covered in her sleeves and wondering if her mother will come back before the party ends. It appears to her that the ends of Beth Beachie’s mother’s mouth almost touch her ears. Beth Beachie’s mother smiles crazy and starts it off by going to the record player and dropping the needle. A song plays that she thinks she’s heard before in a department store. Beth’s Beachie’s mother rings the bell. All the girls bounce around the floor and come together like atoms…

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