Peter Anderson

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Peter Anderson's debut novella, Wheatyard, was published by Kuboa Press in April 2013. His short stories have appeared in many fine venues, including Storyglossia, THE2NDHAND, RAGAD, Midwestern Gothic and the collections On the Clock: Contemporary Short Stories of Work (Bottom Dog Press, 2010) and Daddy Cool: An Anthology of Writing by Fathers For & About Kids (Artistically Declined Press, 2013). A financial professional by trade, he writes fiction to ease the crushing monotony of corporate life. He lives in Joliet, Illinois, with his lovely wife Julie, charming daughter Madeleine and amiable felines Zelda and Lucky. ...more

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A new microfiction, "Warmth", is now up on my blog.
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Published on April 07, 2017 09:45
Average rating: 4.41 · 51 ratings · 23 reviews · 4 distinct works
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“Wheatyard came through as a storm, sudden and jarring, then gone not long after.”
Peter Anderson, Wheatyard

“The hard necessity of bringing the judge on the bench down into the dock has been the peculiar responsibility of the writer in all ages of man.”
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“Words are but the vague shadows of the volumes we mean.  Little audible links, they are, chaining together great inaudible feelings and purposes.”
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Alexandra Aldrich Hi Pete. Please consider reading/rating my new memoir The Astor Orphan. Thanks, Alexandra


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Jason Pettus It's about time that you joined Goodreads!


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Peter Jason wrote: "Welcome, Pete. What took ye so long?"

No good excuse, really. It's not like I'm at all averse to online pursuits that distract me from my work.


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Jason Jordan Welcome, Pete. What took ye so long?


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