So a crazy thing happened at the January 17 meeting of Short Stuff, the author of one of the short stories secretly showed up!
A friend of author R.S. Deeren had seen on Facebook that the Deeren’s short story Her, Guts and All was one of the four pieces being discussed at the Columbus Public Library short story book club Short Stuff. Deeren, who currently resides in the Milwaukee area, could not resist the chance to attend an event where his work was to be featured and discussed. He and a friend participated in the night’s trivia and discussion, while those around him, including the library staff, had no idea who he really was and what they were about to find out. Her, Guts and All happened to be the last short story to be discussed. While other were gushing about how beautifully well-written the piece was, Deeren suddenly spoke up, simply saying, “Thanks. I wrote it.” The room became full of deer in headlight stares as all could not believe their ears and eyes as he went on to show the stunned group