A TRANSCENDENT Excerpt: Clay McLeod Chapman’s “Coatroom”

My mission was simple: a pea coat. Gray wool. Broad collar. Anchor-embossed buttons. This particular dinner party had taken place in the middle of winter, so everybody had come bundled up in downy jackets and scarves. When I first entered Mom and Dad’s room, I took in their bed, completely covered in coats. A mountain,…

A Hermit Crab Pierced My Ear by Clay McLeod Chapman

True story. I think I was six, maybe? Definitely at an age when you do stupid stuff, dangerous stuff, all in the name of exploration. I pulled off a lot of asinine stunts as a kid. More than most, I bet. So much so, looking back now, it feels like a miracle that I survived…

Our TRANSCENDENT Authors: a Featured Interview with Clay McLeod Chapman

In our new author series, we’ll be offering a clairvoyant peek behind the veil of who and what makes up TRANSCENDENT. Here’s a glimpse at Clay McLeod Chapman and his story “Coatroom.”   ABOUT THE STORY What inspired your story? My wife is going to kill me, but…last Thanksgiving, my mind started to wander at…