My parents began snapping pictures, and then a few neighbors joined in with their own cameras. I stood by the car, smiling, posing, “Look this way!” one would say. “Now over here, Brian!” Cement and suburbia were my red carpet.
Brian Crimmins recently earned his MFA in Creative Writing from the University of Central Florida. He is working on his first full-length memoir, Stories I Told Myself, and is also the author of SeekingSouthern.com, a blog celebrating Southern cooking and eating.