Keith Stahl is originally from Connecticut, but spent most of his adult life in Syracuse, New York. After working in the foodservice industry for over thirty years, he was encouraged by his wife and adult son to sell his small restaurant and complete an undergraduate degree in English and Textual Studies by studying part-time at University College, Syracuse University. He graduated from Syracuse with distinction in 2017, and is now an MFA in Fiction candidate in Syracuse University’s Creative Writing Program. His work has appeared in Notre Dame Review, Per Contra, The Madison Review, Ghost Town, Corium, Euphony, Your Impossible Voice, and Prick of the Spindle. Keith was nominated for a 2016 Pushcart Prize. Many links to his stories can be found here.