Welcome author John Sheirer, a natural story-teller with a sparkling sense of humor. His short-story, Please Use Our Award-Winning Restrooms, is a delightfully playful tale of a burned-out writer approaching a mid-life crisis. Everything changes when she pulls off of the interstate to fill up the gas tank on Akiko, her aging Honda Civic and sees a sign advertising “Award Winning Restrooms.” Intrigued, she decides to go in and check out the facilities, even if it is for “psychological, not physiological reasons.”
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John Sheirer (pronounced “shy-er”) lives in Northampton, Massachusetts, with his wonderful wife Betsy and happy dog Libby. He has taught writing and communications for 27 years at Asnuntuck Community College in Enfield, Connecticut, where he also serves as editor and faculty advisor for Freshwater Literary Journal(submissions welcome). He writes a monthly column on current events for his hometown newspaper, the Daily Hampshire Gazette, and his books include memoir, fiction, poetry, essays, political satire, and photography. His most recent books are a flash fiction collection,Too Wild, and a fictional thriller, Uncorrected. Find him at JohnSheirer.com.