Right up until the point when I drowned, it was a pretty good day. I held the tiller of an empty nineteen-foot Zodiac, drifting just outside the surf zone of the Tuamotus atoll of Pukarua, a picturesque ring island of coconut palms, frangipani, and torch ginger….
Craig Holt's short fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Psychopomp Magazine, Jersey Devil Press, Exit 7, and elsewhere. His first novel, Hard Dog to Kill, won the Independent Publishers Book Award gold medal. He received an MFA in creative writing from Bennington College, and is a fellow in the BookEnds novel incubation program.