She smelled him the moment she walked in the door. It wasn’t as bad as yesterday, though. Maybe I should leave, go out tonight. The thought streaked through her mind, […]
Daddy made me show him the place. You couldn’t tell nothing about what happened but for that stick. It had some of my blood on it but Daddy didn’t notice. […]
Billy scuffed his shoes at the weeds leaning in the sidewalk cracks. He looked again at the letter from Mrs. Maurico, which read “Mrs. Olivia Anderson” in all capital letters […]
One day he found a girl in his lunch. She was wearing a blue dress, the skirt stuffed and tied into a round soft ball pierced with dozens of straight pins, as if she’d been shot by dozens of Indians small as herself.
He is back in the city, back home. He shivers in his inadequate jacket. He lives in a place where coats are not necessary; he has forgotten how cold and […]
It was a slow night at Casey’s. Less than a dozen people. He noticed her because of her drink – she was drinking something white. It glowed palely in the […]