Twenty-nine year old Ian Rice hails from Eastern Long Island, a child of the suburbs. While some people’s experiences growing up in the suburbs have left them scarred for life, Rice’s have instead provided him with a wealth of material for his writing. The short story listed below is an excerpt from his novel, Kings Of Oblivion, a piece completed in 2005 and currently under extensive revision. In addition to writing fiction, Rice also writes extensively about his other love…music. Since 2006, Rice has contributed to music magazine Hittin' the Note, providing features and reviews to each issue since his hiring.