Something with a Crust
Baltimore, and especially the neighborhood of Hamilton, grants stories daily.
In 2013, I graduated from the University of Baltimore's M.F.A. in Creative Writing and Publishing Design, and my thesis was a collection of short stories from Hamilton in a book that I designed.
Stories included in the collection: Keys (published in the Baltimore Fish Bowl, February 2013), Boxed in Love (posted below), A New Minefield, Baked (February 2014 Fiction Contest winner, What Weekly Magazine), The Guru of Harford Road (published in the Baltimore Fish Bowl, March 2013), Tree People, A Little Wilderness, Next Door, and The Whim of the Great Magnet.
"Many of the characters in Kimberley Lynne's collection have seen better days - key makers and mower kings, cello-killing artists and pot pie-eating burglars - simultaneously bizarre and familiar. Make their acquaintance, check out the kitschy lawn statues, share a Natty Boh and a bag of Utz. These stories of people caught between country and city, traversing tradition and change, are Lynne's love letters to a loco neighborhoood."
Gregg Wilhelm, Founder, CityLit Project