Soliloquies works incredibly hard when collaborating with writers to share innovative and polished new words, both in our journal and online. We are run entirely by passionate people who volunteer their time and expertise to build its repertoire and community. There is always the possibility of error, despite the meticulous effort put into the journal. Unfortunately, in issue 22.1, such an error occurred on Jeff Burd’s story “Hardware”. During the production process, sentences that were not a part of this engaging story were accidentally added onto the ending paragraph. We apologize for making such a regrettable error. Please find Jeff Burd’s bio, and the correct version of “Hardware”, below. You can also look forward to seeing the complete version in print, in our upcoming issue Soliloquies Anthology 22.2.
Jeff Burd is a graduate of the Northwestern University writing program, and was recently announced as a winner of the George Dila Memorial Flash Fiction Contest. His writing has appeared in Third Wednesday, Dislocate, Imitation Fruit, Mount Hope, The Baseball Research Journal, and Flash: The International Short-short Story Magazine. He works as a Reading Specialist at Zion-Benton Township High School in Zion, IL.