Short Story: “Bait For the Dammed”

As many of you know, I write for the Verge. Recently, the magazine published its annual fiction addition in which I had the good fortune of being published. I went to the release party and our New Years gathering the following day. Boy, do I have some stories to tell. But my fingers are weak and my mind numb from school. Perhaps in the strength of the morning, I will recount those tales to you so you can share in my strange but wonderful literary adventures.

Until then, read the short piece of fiction I have published.

“A journalist from the North learns there may be more behind a boring story about a dam when his truck breaks down in the South Carolina backwoods.”


Read the story via the online magazine here:

Of course there are other great works in there as well, so read them all. If you don’t live in the CSRA, you can always read it online!


About Derek Berry

Derek Berry is a novelist and spoken word poet. Derek is the author of Heathens and Liars of Lickskillet County (PRA Publishing, 2016). He co-founded and organizes The Unspoken Word, a literary non-profit based out of Charleston, SC, which provides an intendent home for the poetic arts through regular readings, workshops, and community fundraisers. He is on the Executive Board of the Charleston Poetry Festival, the inaugural production of which will be Fall 2017. His work has appeared in The Southern Tablet, Cattywampus, Charleston Currents, Illuminations, RiverSedge, and other journals.He has performed in venues across the United States and Germany. He has worked as a photographer’s assistant, busboy, and bookseller. He currently works at a curation facility for Cold War History.

Posted on January 6, 2012, in Blogging, career, News, Poetry, Verge, writer, Writing and tagged , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Great post. I enjoyed reading your blog today.

    If you love to write we would love for you to join us!

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