James D. McCallister

author of the Edgewater Chronicles

“Howdy from Upstairs”—2008 SC Fiction Project winner

Captain Mandrake, as he calls himself, strides into the room—a living space, warm, cluttered, three generations’ worth of portraiture and bric-a-brac, the only sound the crackling of a dying fire—and proceeds, as he is wont to do, to cause me no shortage of distress: And it is late, and the chill of January has settled over the world. I am reading; I am at a good part. It is my one escape, this.

But by now, I am used to the routine. I’m just especially tired tonight.

SC Fiction Project 2010 News

While it hasn’t been publicized yet by the South Carolina Arts Commission, I’m pleased to announce that I’ve been selected for the second time as one of the 2010 winners of the SC Fiction Project. In 2008 my story “Howdy from Upstairs” was honored with this award, and here we are two years later with […]