|This isn't a real writer|
This story is called "Astro City" (click on the link to read it) and the author is a DC-area fiction writer named Richard Peabody, who doesn't get nearly enough recognition, frankly. But that's just my opinion.
As you can see, the story is published online in Redux: A Literary Journal. The editor is novelist Leslie Pietrzyk, who has a really awesome blog of her own. :)
|This is real|