|photo courtesy author from Luna Park site|
And, in "Derelict," Richie is again dating Chelsea, although I don't think she's ever mentioned by name. This very short story, only about three pages, is written in second person POV and works nicely being placed immediately after "Always Happy Hour, Always Summer" because now that Chelsea and Richie are dating again and nothing has changed and she knows the relationship is a lost cause, the second person POV feels accusatory and seems Chelsea is talking to herself, trying to convince herself of the reality that there is no future with Richie. Alice LaPlante in her book, The Making of a Story, calls this type of second person POV, an inverted first person, where the narrator is referring to herself.
Both of these stories by Miller are in the Fall 2010 issue of American Short Fiction.
Book Woman site
blog entry about Mary Miller's Big World and a video of Tom Jones singing
interview with Miller, Luna Park
A Perfect Unicorn, a second-person POV short story podcast read by Ann Rushton
American Short Fiction