The Weary City is a novella I wrote when I was smitten with the Russian Symbolist Movement and other Russian writers from the 1910s and 1920s that were later rehabilitated under Khrushchev in the 1960s. I wrote this story in 1992 in their style and with their sensibilities in mind.
This story is about my unemployed trailer park queen with an unwanted pregnancy who finds a way into a decaying, post-apocalyptic world where she must do battle with the magician who rules over it in order to get home again. It got great reviews from my reading circle in college and was considered for publication with a major publisher in 2000, but they said they didn’t want to take on untested new writers.
Here is the link for the print edition of The Weary City: