“The town was called Dayton.”

By posted at 2:00 pm on June 7, 2014 2

Recommended Reading: Rachael Maddux’sHail Dayton,” which features one of the finest opening paragraphs ever printed.

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2 Responses to ““The town was called Dayton.””

  1. Moe Murph
    at 3:58 pm on January 26, 2015


    Wow. I agree. I also loved “besot by hyper-conservative goofery.”

    I just forwarded “Hail Dayton” to a student I’m coaching, who fears she is irredeemably lackluster as a writer. I disagree. I think she has been beaten down by an idiot of a boss who “doesn’t like” her writing but can give her absolutely no specifics as to why. What I would like would be to stride into her office and smite him.

    My student’s assignment is to let the words of “Hail Dayton” wash over her.

    I am very excited about discovering Rachel Maddux. What a one-of-a-kind voice she [email protected]

    Moe Murph
    Least Favorite Comment: “There’s something wrong with it but I don’t know what it is.”

  2. priskill
    at 6:59 pm on January 26, 2015

    @Moe Murph, agreed! Hope you get to smite and soon!

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