Born in Centereach, New York, Richard Goodwin is a graduate of the MFA program in Creative Writing at Antioch University Los Angeles. His fiction has appeared in the Adirondack Review, Cafe Irreal, the Dream People, Monkeybicycle, and elsewhere. He lives in Vancouver, Washington and teaches at Portland Community College.
Fed up with low-paying, menial jobs that infringe on his boozy, loafing lifestyle, Wicker sets off on a road trip to Las Vegas, where the drinks are free, the slots are loose, and a megajackpot could solve his problems forever. On his pilgrimage he finds exactly what he wasn't looking for in Edna, a wayward geriatric with an agenda of her own.