For the next few months I’m going to be living in a place without stable Internet access, so I’ll be on indefinite hiatus from Tiger Beatdown for the foreseeable future. My parents are building a cabin on the family property in East Texas and while my dad works his last year before retirement in the city my mother wants to live in the woods. I’m not certain when I’ll be back; I might be joining the Navy this fall and that would make the hiatus permanent.
I couldn’t possibly explain how much I’ve appreciated this space in the past two years, from the contributors and editors to the wonderful, thoughtful, curated commentariat, I’ve learned a lot from all of you. I’d like to thank Emily, s.e., and Flavia for teaching me so much about what it means to be a good writer and a good person — there’s very little in this world that I would trade for the privilege of having worked with them. I’d like to thank TBD readers for being supportive and calling me on my shit when appropriate, and the trolls for teaching me not to feed them.
I’d also like to thank Sady, who is one of the kindest, wisest people I’ve ever met. I started writing for TBD primarily because I thought she was the coolest and the funniest and I wanted to impress her, and I hope I pulled it off once or twice.
I’m going to spend my days writing fiction, reading, clearing land with chainsaw and rake, and enjoying nature. I’ll leave you with a few recent snaps of the property to give you an idea of how jealous you should be.