Early last week my good friend Chase Burke had a short story of his published on the Flash Fiction website SmokeLong. His story entitled "Baseball Bat" is a tale about a young man's struggles growing up and is very well written and surprisingly emotional. It is well worth a read. When Chase's story was accepted he was asked to provide a piece of art to accompany his work and he graciously asked me to submit one of my photographs. The photo you see here is the photo that was selected. It was taken in 2010 at a 4th of July party and after reading the story I believe you will see how it compliments Chase's work. Take a look and see for yourself - "Baseball Bat" - Keep it REAL!