David Drury was born in an Air Force hospital in the Philippine Islands that has long since been abandoned to ghosts. He survived Texas tornadoes, Washington volcanoes and California earthquakes, and now lives in Seattle, Washington, where nothing bad could ever happen. His short fiction appears in Selected Shorts on National Public Radio, Best American Nonrequired Reading, Best Christian Short Stories, ZYZZYVA, Paper Darts, Atticus Review, Matchbook, Cheap Pop, Pidgeonholes, Jellyfish Review, Lost Balloon, Scablands Press, Little Engines, Monkeybicycle, and others.
David is the son of a Baptist preacher. In spite of this, or because of it, he has been kicked out of every casino in Las Vegas. His diligence at blackjack once earned him the designation Most Notorious Card Counter in America. After that he made a rock-and-roll movie in Tokyo, Japan. He has written short-form creative marketing copy for designer jeans, coffee, sex toys, bibles, and marijuana. He spent his youth winning Sword Drills in Sunday school.
Informed by his graduate-level studies in the Parables of Jesus and other misunderstood theologies (Regent College/University of British Columbia), David’s fiction is generally short and playful, hopeful as it is dark, touching on one or more spiritual themes—working loose seams of time and space and onions to expose any threads worth pulling.