The French version of this story (“L’Homme au Pardessus Jaune”) will appear in “So Spoke the Earth,” an anthology due out this summer.
I wrote it when I was 18; it was a finalist at the “Concours Jacques Stephen Alexis de la Nouvelle” (a literary contest) a few months later, in 1999.
My friend Didier J. Desmangles illustrated the story after Gary Victor praised it.
Click on the picture to enjoy the recording in English!
The Man in the Yellow coat appeared in Qarrtsiluni, which offers electronic delivery of original poetry, prose, and art, organized into regular, themed issues, with a new post every weekday.